Police on Thursday (26 July) pressed charges against six people,including Faizul Hasan Foyez, in connection with the attack on renowned writer Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal on Shahajalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) campus.
Amulya Kumar Chowdhury, assistant police commissioner (prosecution) submitted the 353- page chargesheet with the court of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Haridas Pal around 11:45 am, said Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station.
The other charge-sheeted accused are Faizul's father Hafez Maulana Atiqur Rahman, mother Minara Begum, brother Enamul Hasan, maternal uncle Md FazlurRahman and friend Sohagh Miah.
Faizul had planned to kill Prof Zafar Iqbal 3-4 months back and had been looking for chance to kill him, said police.
Faizul swooped on Prof Zafar Iqbal and stabbed him with a knife at the SUST Mukta Mancha during a celebration programme, 'Robofight,' of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department on March 3 last.