Zafar Iqbal, wife get death threat via SMS

Dhaka,  Tue,  25 October 2016
Published : 15 Oct 2016, 15:47:56

Zafar Iqbal, wife get death threat via SMS

Eminent writer Professor Dr Zafar Iqbal and his wife Dr Yesmeen Haque receive death threats from unidentified person through two separate text messages.

Police said the couple filed a complaint on Friday after receiving the threats by SMS on their mobile phones.

Zafar Iqbal and Yesmeen Haque both are the teachers of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).

Jalalabad police OC Aktar Hossain said the SUST teacher couple reported that they received the SMS sent by Ansarullah Bangla Team on Thursday, reports

Zafar Iqbal was earlier threatened with death, but it's the first time his wife Yasmeen Haque also received such a threat.

"On Thursday, we received the SMSs on our phones from the same number, 0162 9967551, within two hours," she said.

The first SMS came at 12:17pm at Yasmeen Haque's phone, which read "Welcome to our new top list! Your breath may stop at anytime. - ABT।.”

Later a same SMS was sent to Zafar Iqbal's phone, around 2:30am, read ‘Hi unbeliever! we will strangulate you soon,' Haque said.

Police said Zafar Iqbal had been already provided with security considering the previous threats. The fresh threat prompted them to intensify it.

Additional police personnel have been deployed on the SUST campus, said OC Hossain. –RH
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