In Pabna, a Hindu monastery worker hacked to death by an unidentified men on Friday ,incident seems a violence against religious minorities and intellectual in country. Reported by AFP.
According to local police station Chief Abdullah AL-Hasan.”As a diabetic, everyday he walks early in the morning. Today a he was walking, several attackers hacked him in the neck….he died on the spot.”
For around 40 years he had been working for the monastery. And he was the head of its office, in recent years.
DNA has reported that no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The recent murder was similar to previous attacks by the Islamist militants in the country, head of police in the northwestern district of Pabna said. The Hindu monastery — Shri Shri Thakur Anukulchandra Ashram — where Pande worked is situated in Pabna, according to AFP.
"There was no eye-witness to the attack as it happened very early in the morning," an officer told AFP.
Another Hindu priest was killed in Bangladesh recently. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Bangladesh government refuses that the ISIS is active in the South Asian country.
In the last three years, at least 50 people — secular bloggers, gay rights activists or from minority communities — were killed in Bangladesh. The responsibility for the deaths have been claimed by either ISIS or the al Qaeda, but Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed homegrown militants for the murders.
It is believed that the government's crackdown on the biggest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, which also led to the execution of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, has fuelled a spate of violent incidents.