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Unknown assailants hack professor to death in Bangladesh



Police arrests student over murder of Bangladesh professor
Unidentified attackers have hacked a university professor to death in Bangladesh, police say, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings of bloggers and online activists.
58-year-old English professor, Rezaul Karim Siddique, police said was attacked in the country’s northwestern city of Rajshahi as he walked to the bus station on Saturday.
Police sources say he was attacked from behind with machetes in a pattern of attack which fitted with previous killings of secular and liberal activists in the country.
According to police official Golam Sackline, “Two or three assailants rode up on a motorcycle and attacked Siddiquee, slitting his throat and hacking him to death.
“An investigation into the attack by the unknown assailants has been launched.” He added.
Al Jazeera’s Maher Sattar, reporting from Dhaka, said it was unclear why Siddique was targeted.
“The police say that the manner of his murder was very similar to the others and they believe that it is a religiously motivated attack,” he said.
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