Bangladeshi Doctor hacked to death, ISIS claims responsibility

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi doctor killed on Friday by machete-wielding attackers when he was walking with a teacher from the Islamic University of Kushtia. The attacker fled on a motorbike in the western district of Kushtia.

A district police superintendent, Proloy Chism said. “They were on a motorbike and the attackers hacked them on the neck and head.”

According to the police Sanwar Rahman, 55, was a Homeopathy doctor in Kushtia district he volunteered his services to the poor. Rahman died on the spot and the teacher was seriously injured he was taken to a nearby hospital.

ISIS claimed responsibility for Rahman’s death because he promoted Christianity. But the Bangladesh authorities deny that the Islamic State group has any presence in the country. Police said that they were also probing whether personal enmity was behind the murder.

The recent killings by suspected Islamist extremists have heightened concerns about the safety of advocates of secularism and free speech in Bangladesh.