Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh
May 1, Dhaka: At least two unknown assailants have hacked a Hindu tailor to death in central Bangladesh, amid a rise in attacks on religious minorities in the South Asian nation, police said.
Police officials said they were investigating whether Saturday's killing in Tangail was linked to religious groups suspected of a series of minority killings, or was tied to a family dispute, reports said.
"They came on a motorcycle and attacked him as he sat on a roadside. They hacked him on his head, neck and hand," Aslam Khan, deputy chief of Tangail district police, told AFP news agency.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group has claimed credit for the attack in a post online but the claim could not be independently verified, according to Al Jazeera news report.
Bangladesh is reeling from a series of attacks on members of minority faiths, secularists, foreigners and intellectuals in recent months, including two gay activists and a liberal professor in the past eight days alone.
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