A Sylhet court has placed Faizul Hasan Shafiqur, who stabbed Zafar Iqbal, a professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) with a knife on March 3, on a 10-day remand.
Haridas Kumar, judge of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Court, passed the order on Thursday.
Zafar Iqbal was speaking at a two-day robotics fair organised by the department of electrical and electronic engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) when he was attacked by an assailant armed with a knife on March 3.
The attacker was immediately grabbed and thrashed by locals, who then handed him over to the police.
Zafar was taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital after the attack.
From there he was brought to the air force’s Tejgaon airfield in Dhaka via an air ambulance and then taken to the CMH.