Bangladesh student stabbed ‘for rejecting suitor’

A female student in Bangladesh is in a critical condition after being stabbed by a student leader – who allegedly became violent after she rejected him.

Khadiza Begum was attacked with a machete at a college campus in Sylhet district in the north on Monday.

Hundreds of students held a protest on Tuesday, demanding better security at universities and colleges.

It is the fourth case of a woman being attacked after reportedly refusing a male suitor in recent months.

Ms Begum was attacked at Murari Chand University College as she left an exam hall.