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Bangladesh blogger Ananta Bijoy Das hacked to death: Police

Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger who advocated secularism, was attacked by four assailants in northeastern Sylhet district.

By: Reuters | Dhaka | Updated: May 12, 2015 12:32 pm
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A blogger was hacked to death by assailants using machetes in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the third attack in less than three months on a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation.

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Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger who advocated secularism, was attacked by four assailants in northeastern Sylhet district on Tuesday morning, senior police official Mohammad Rahamatullah told Reuters. It was not immediately clear why he was targeted, but local media reported that he was close to Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American blogger and writer who was killed in February, allegedly by Islamist extremists. Roy was known for his writings against religious fundamentalism.

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Rahamatullah said Das was a 33-year-old banker. Das’s friend Shahiduzzamn Paplu told reporters that Das wrote blogs and books dealing with science, and that he also had written an introduction for a book by Avijit Roy.

(with inputs from AP)

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    CoolVader
    May 12, 2015 at 11:35 am
    Islam ... the religion of peace .. yeah right !
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      Gopal
      May 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm
      In the face of these continuing atrocities we can be certain of one thing: there will be total silence from Indian secularists. Not one word from the JNU cabal and nothing from Harsh Mander or the Karats or any of their minions.
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        Harish Kiran
        May 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm
        Indeed it is.
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          Joey
          May 12, 2015 at 11:56 am
          nice picture IE.... "Don't call us minnows", "Gentleman's game" :)
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            KANWAL GHEI
            May 12, 2015 at 11:23 am
            the blogger has sacrificed life in promoting secularim. the family must rejoice he has joined the rank of immortals
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