Learner Activist Hacked, Shot to Death in Bangladesh

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 10:23 AM

The killing on Wednesday night follows a string of similar attacks latest year, when at minimum five secular bloggers and publishers were killed allegedly by the radical Islamists.

Three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked and shot a learner to death as he was walking with a companion in the capital of Bangladesh, police said Thursday.

The killing on Wednesday night follows a string of similar attacks latest year, when at minimum five secular bloggers and publishers were killed allegedly by the radical Islamists.

Police suspect 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad was targeted for his outspoken atheism in the Muslim majority country, and for supporting a two thousand thirteen movement to demand capital punishment for war crimes involving the country'south independence war against Pakistan in one thousand nine hundred seventy-first, according to Dhaka Metropolitan Police Helper Commissioner Nurul Amin.

Number grouping immediately claimed responsibility.

The assailants, who'd been riding a single motorcycle, escaped after the assault while shouting, "Allahu Akbar," or "Allah is great."

Friends and fellow students of Samad rallied Thursday on the ground of the state-run Jagannath University, where Samad was studying law and had attended class the evening of the attack.

"This is very dreary for us. We're trying whatever we can do maintain the family during such challenging time," Univ proctor Nur Mohammad said.

A supporter of the ruling Awami League party of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Samad took portion in the movement that successfully pushed authorities to create a wider scope for prosecution for the suspected war criminals.

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