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Physicians have shifted Khadiza to a cabin from the High Dependency Unit of Square Hospitals as her overall condition improved further.

Rejaus Sattar, a neurosurgeon of the hospital, told The Daily Star that doctors would now observe her condition for a couple of weeks and plan her future treatment.

Her father Mashuk Miah, said he fed her breakfast in the cabin and she was able to swallow solid food. Previously, she was fed through a tube.

A 23-year-old student of Sylhet Government Women’s College, Khadiza Begum Nargis was brutally hacked by Badrul Alam, a Chhatra League leader of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, with a machete on the campus of MC College on October 3. She went there to sit an examination.

Her father Mashuk, an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, returned home three days later. Her brother Shahin Ahmed, who studies medicine in China, also arrived in Dhaka on the same day.

Since last week, the college girl Khadiza had been able to recognise and call her family members by their names, her father Mashuk Miah said earlier.

The attack on Khadiza left her in a coma. As she started regaining consciousness, physicians noticed that she could not move her left limbs.

Doctors operated on her right hand on October 17 and said there were injuries on her left hand which needed surgeries, but they would wait till her overall condition improved further.

Following the attack, Badrul was caught and handed over to police by locals. He confessed to a Sylhet magistrate of trying to kill her after she refused to be in a relationship with him.

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