Friday, June 10, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Bangladesh 10/06/16

(Dhaka) Assailants hacked a Hindu holy man to death Friday in northern Bangladesh and fled without anyone witnessing the attack, the latest in a campaign of violence by suspected Islamist militants targeting the country's secular writers, gay rights activists and religious minorities.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing of 60-year-old Nitya Ranjan Pandey while he was taking a walk at dawn near his ashram in Pabna, about 275 kilometers (170 miles) from Dhaka.

Ramadan death toll is now at 777