Six charged over 2015 murder of Bangladesh blogger

  • News Digest

Feb 19, 2019-

Six people have been charged with the gruesome murder four years ago of a controversial atheist blogger, Bangladesh police said on Monday. Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US national, was hacked to death on a busy road outside Dhaka University in February 2015. His wife was critically injured in the attack. Police investigators said 11 of the 12 militants from the outlawed Ansar al Islam group implicated in the murder took part in the street killing. “Six people have been charged over the murder of Avijit Roy. Of the six, two are on the run,” Dhaka police spokesman Masudur Rahman told AFP. A sacked army major who masterminded the attack was one of those still on the loose, Rahman said, adding police could not identify the other five involved. One suspect was killed by police in a crackdown that followed the murder.

Published: 19-02-2019 10:54

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