30 Apr '16, 12pm

Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh: Police

Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh: Police

TANGAIL, Bangladesh (AFP) - At least two assailants hacked a Hindu tailor to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday (April 30), police said, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities by extremist groups in the Muslim-majority nation. "They came on a motorcycle and attacked him as he sat on a roadside. They hacked him on his head, neck and hand," deputy chief of Tangail district police Aslam Khan told AFP. He added that the victim, named as Mr Nikhil Chandra Joarder, 50, may have been murdered for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad several years ago. Police officials told AFP they were investigating whether the killing was linked to Islamist militants suspected of a series of murders of minorities, or was tied to a family dispute. 38184381_-_26_04_2016_-_bangladesh_lgbt_magazine_editor_killed.jpg Related Story Pressure mounts on Bangladesh ...

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