Student activist hacked to death in Bangladesh
Published 07/04/2016 | 10:56
A student activist has died after being hacked and shot as he was walking with a friend in the capital of Bangladesh.
Police in Dhaka said at least three men riding on a single motorbike carried out the killing on Wednesday night.
No group immediately claimed responsibility.
Officers suspect 28-year-old Nazimuddin Samad was targeted for his outspoken atheism in the Muslim majority country, and for supporting a 2013 movement to demand capital punishment for war crimes involving the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
The killing follows a string of similar attacks last year, when at least five secular bloggers and publishers were killed, allegedly by radical Islamists.