Bangladesh: Hindu priest murdered by suspected Islamists militants
June 7, Dhaka: A Hindu priest has been killed in Bangladesh, in the latest attack by suspected Islamist militants, reports said.
The body of Ananda Gopal Ganguly, 70, was found in a field near his temple in western Jhenaidah district. His head had been nearly severed from his neck, according to reports.
Separately, police have killed three suspected Islamists in a crackdown on extremists blamed for the murders.
The government is in denial about the killings, most of which have been blamed on or claimed by Islamists, critics said.
Two alleged members of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were shot dead in Dhaka when police raided a home in the city - police said unidentified gunmen opened fire on them, BBC news reports.
A third - said to have been linked to a recent bombing of an Ahmadiya mosque - was killed in western Rashahi district.
The Oslo Times