Police have got the permission to question the parents and an uncle of Faizul Hassan, the youth who attacked Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal.
Police Assistant Commissioner Amulla Kumar Chowdhury said, Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Haridas Kumar granted the remand request on Sunday.
Shafiqul Islam, the officer in charge of Jalalabad Police Station and the investigation officer, requested a seven-day remand after bringing Faizul’s parents and uncle to court.
“The magistrate granted a five-day remand for Faizul’s uncle Fazlur Rahman and father Atiqur Rahman and a two-day remand for his mother Minara Begum,” said the police official.
Earlier on Thursday, police received a 10-day remand for Faizul.
On March 3, renowned writer and educationist Dr Zafar Iqbal was attacked by Faizul during an event on Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet. The attacker was detained immediately after the attack by the students and teachers of the university and later handed over to police.
SUST Registrar Ishfaqul Hossain filed a complaint naming Faizul as the prime suspect that night. Faizul’s parents and uncle were detained by police soon afterwards.