Dhaka, Feb 22: A Hindu priest was hacked to death and another was injured in a temple in Panchagarh district in Bangladesh. While claiming responsibility for the attack, the Islamic State also owed for beheading a Hindu businessman, Tarun Dutta, earlier this month.
It is reported to be the first time that the IS has directly attacked the Hindu community.
The attack took place on Sunday morning at 7:00 am as Jogeshwar Roy, the head priest of Sri Sri Sant Gouri Math in Deviganj area of Panchgarh district was getting ready for the prayers.
Two unknown assailants arrived on a two-wheeler and attacked him with a cleaver and slit his throat. Devotees who tried to save him were also wounded in the attack.
Earlier a businessman was also beheaded when he went out for a morning walk. His beheaded body was found in a ditch in Gobindganj town, after he had gone on morning walks.
Panchgarh District Superintendent of Police, Abul Kalam Azad said,"We are very concerned with Sunday's attack and are making a thorough investigation."