During the afternoon of Friday 6 February 2015, a group of ruling party Chhatra League activists repeatedly stabbed a 19 year old female student, Sadia, and her mother at their home in Jatrabari, Dhaka. The activists had come seeking Sadia’s father and when they couldn’t find him they attacked Sadia and her mother instead. Sadia’s father is a local leader of opposition party, Jamaat-e-Islami. The attack took place at around 3pm in the afternoon.
According to witnesses Sadia later died at around 7pm local time at Kakrail Islami Bank Hospital after being taken in critical condition. Her mother remains unconscious and in critical state at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
As per statements from Sadia’s family members, Sadia had passed her Alim exams last year from Tamirul Millat Madrasah and was taking preparation for university admission.
According to locals, Sadia’s parents were involved with Jamaat e Islami and she herself was a member of Islami Chhatri Shangstha, the female student wing of Jamaat.
Her body has been kept at the morgue of Dhaka Medical College for autopsy.