The prime minister said this when family members of Abrar Fahad, who was killed in a dormitory of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) on October 7, met her at her official Ganabhaban residence on Monday afternoon.
Abrar’s father Barkatullah, mother Rokeya Khatun, brother Abrar Faiyaz Sabbir, paternal uncle and maternal uncle went to meet the PM.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
He said: "Abrar’s mother Rokeya Khatun expressed profound gratitude to the prime minister for taking prompt steps after the killing of her son."
“I have no language to express gratitude for the motherly role you played after the incident,” she said.
The press secretary said that Abrar’s mother made this comment eight to 10 times.
The prime minister said: “The killers are killers and criminals are criminals. I didn’t see who belonged to which party."