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Bangladesh: Another blogger hacked to death


Dhaka, March 30: The brutal assault against independent writers is still continuing in Bangladesh.

In the latest attack, 27-year-old Washiqur Rahman, a blogger from Dhaka was hacked to death in the country's capital on Monday, March 30.

It has been the second incident after an American atheist blogger was also hacked to death in Dhaka just few weeks back. [Noted liberal writer Avijit Roy hacked to death in Bangladesh]


Meanwhile, the police in its sudden move have arrested two men over the murder.

"He was brutally hacked to death this morning with big knives just 500 yards (460 metres) from his home at Dhaka's Begunbari area," local police chief Wahidul Islam told.

Police nabbed the culprits immediately while they were trying to escape from the scene.

However, the police has not confirmed about the actual incident. According to another social media writer, the victim, Washiqur Rahman, 27, used to write against religious fundamentalism.

"It appeared Rahman used to write using a penname Kutshit Hasher Chhana (Ugly Duckling)," Imran Sarker, head of Blogger and Online Activists Network in Bangladesh, said the police officer.

"He was a progressive free thinker and was against religious fundamentalism," he said.

Avijit Roy Murder: Suspect Nabbed

The police have successfully arrested a suspect behind the killing of American atheist writer and blogger Avijit Roy.

The Muslim-majority country has witnessed murder of two writers in the last two years.

The killing of blogger Avijit Roy had earlier sparked an uproar at the global level and mass protests were held in various part of the country.

OneIndia News

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