Dr. Jai Maharaj
2015-05-12 17:25:45 UTC
The Sun Daily
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
[Caption] Relatives of deceased Bangladeshi blogger
Ananta Bijoy Das react after seeing his body in Sylhet on
May 12, 2015. AFP
Dhaka: A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular
blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in
the third such deadly attack by suspected Islamists since
Police said that Ananta Bijoy Das had been murdered in
broad daylight as he headed to work at a local bank in
the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said
highlighted a culture of impunity.
Kamrul Hasan, commissioner of Sylhet police, said that a
group of around four masked attackers had attacked Das
with machetes at around 8.30am on a busy street in
Bangladesh's fifth largest city.
"They chased him down the street and first attacked his
head with their machetes and then attacked him all over
his body," Hasan told AFP.
After the attackers fled into the crowds, Das was rushed
to hospital but declared dead on arrival, police and
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