Hindu man hacked to death on the streets of Bangladesh by two men on motorcycles after he ‘criticised the prophet Mohammed’
- Man was today hacked to death on the streets after ‘criticising the prophet’
- Nikhil Joarder was brutally attacked by men on motorcycles in Bangladesh
- Police are investigating whether it was linked to the comments he made
- It comes a week after an English professor was killed in the country
A Hindu man was today hacked to death on the streets of Bangladesh by two men on motorcycles after he ‘criticised the prophet Mohammed’.
Police officer Aslam Khan revealed authorities are investigating whether the attack on Nikhil Joarder is connected to a 2012 complaint that he made comments against the prophet.
The brutal attack in the central district of Tangail comes after a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian country.
It comes just a week after a university English professor was hacked to death by a gang of attackers while on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh.
Officer Khan said that Joarder was attacked today with sharp weapons by two men on motorcycles as he sat in his tailor shop.
ISIS has reportedly claimed credit for the brutal attack on Joarder.
The attack was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers, academics and most recently a gay rights activist in Muslim-majority Bangladesh by radical Islamists.
Joarder spent two weeks in prison in 2012 and was released after the complaint against him was withdrawn.
Last week, A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique was attacked on his way to the state-run university in the city of Rajshahi, where he taught English.
The attackers used sharp weapons and fled the scene immediately, according to deputy police commissioner Nahidul Islam. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the horrific attack.
The attack was similar to recent killings of atheist bloggers in Muslim-majority Bangladesh by radical Islamists.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites. No further details were available.
At least three other professors at Rajshahi University have been killed in recent years, allegedly by Islamist groups.
Sajidul Karim Siddique, a brother of the professor, said he was a ‘very quiet and simple man’ who was focused on studying and teaching.
He led a cultural group and used to edit a literary magazine.
Sajidul said: ‘So far as we know, he did not have any known enemies and we never found him worried. We don’t know why it happened to him.’