University professor hacked to death at Bangladesh

University professor hacked to death at Bangladesh

A university professor, AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked to death in Bangladesh in an attack police say is similar to a number of killings of secular bloggers and atheist activists in the past months.

University professor hacked to death at Bangladesh

The 58 year old professor of English at Rajshahi University in the west of the country was attacked with machetes by unidentified assailants while on his way to the university from his home.

Meanwhile deputy police commissioner Nahidul Islam has told AFP news agency that Siddique had been involved in cultural programmes, and had set up a school at Bagmara, a former bastion of outlawed Islamist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).So far, members of JMB were arrested over an assault on an Italian Catholic priest late last year.

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