Prof. Zafar Iqbal & his wife Pof. Yasmeen receive death threat

Prof. Zafar Iqbal & his wife Pof. Yasmeen receive death threat

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Dhaka- Eminent writer Prof Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and his wife Prof Yasmeen Haque have received death threat through SMS sent from unknown numbers.Akhter Hossain, officer-in-charge of Jalalabad Police Station, said Zafar Iqbal, chairman of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), filed a general diary with the police station on Friday night after getting the death threat.
Two separate SMS were sent to Prof Yasmeen and Prof Zafar’s phone numbers at 12:15am and 2:30am respectively on Wednesday when they were staying at their Banani DOHS residence in the capital.
One of the SMS had “abt”, presumably banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, typed at the end of the text.
The SMS to Yasmeen read: “Welcome to our new top list! Your breath may at anytime. abt.”
The SMS Zafar Iqbal received said: “Hi unbeliever! We will strangulate you soon.”
Security measures have been taken following the complaint, added the OC.

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