Prominent Bangladeshi writer, teacher stabbed during lecture

Mar 5, 2018 by

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal. Photo courtesy: Prothom Alo

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An unidentified young man stabbed a prominent teacher, writer and promoter of secular values at a university in a northeastern city in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said.

Local police official Shafiqul Islam said the attacker stood behind Zafar Iqbal and started stabbing him in the head during a seminar at a public university campus in Sylhet where he teaches electronic and electrical engineering.

Iqbal was flown to a military hospital in Dhaka. He will survive despite massive bleeding, according to doctors.

The motive behind the attack was not immediately clear.

The attacker, a bearded man who appears to be in his mid-20s, was caught by Iqbal’s colleagues, students and police at the scene. He was also injured when some in the crowd began to beat him. Police said they were trying to determine his identity.

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