Machete-Wielding Thugs Slaughter 3rd Blogger in Bangladesh – Al-Qaeda Takes Responsibility
Ananta Bijoy Das was slaughtered in northeastern Bangladesh by a machete-wielding mob.
Secular Blogger #AnantaBijoyDas was hacked to death today for his writting & voice against injustice. (NDTV)
Ananta Bijoy Das was the third blogger slaughtered this year by fundamentalists.
A masked gang wielding machetes has hacked a blogger to death in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since the start of the year, police said.
Ananta Bijoy Das was killed in the Subid Bazar area of Sylhet city as he walked to work at around 8:40am on Tuesday morning, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Hasan told Al Jazeera.
“This gentleman was on his way to the office, and was around 400-500 metres away, when he was intercepted by a group of men and attacked with sharp, cutting weapons,” Hasan said.
“We believe there were four attackers. We are trying to find out the particulars of the case. Police will try to find the attackers, arrest them and put them to justice.”
Hasan said that police had collected some of Das’ writings.
“What we found is that he wrote about science and the evolution of the Soviet Union,” he said, adding that Das was also a bank employee.
Imran Sarker, head of a Bangladeshi bloggers’ association, told the AFP news agency that Das was “an atheist and wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona”, a website which used to be moderated by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born US citizen who was himself hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in February.
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent took responsibility for the murder.
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has apparently taken credit for the killing of Ananta Bijoy Das. pic.twitter.com/9L5rtRDy44
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