Another Bangladeshi blogger and writer known for his atheist views has been shot to death by a gang armed with machetes in Sirajdikhan upazila of Munshiganj on Monday evening.
The deceased is Shahjahan Bachchu, 55, a former general secretary of the district unit Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and the publisher of Bishakha Prakashani.
Additional Superintendent of Police (Sirajdikhan) Asaduzzaman has confirmed the news.
“A total of four unknown criminals riding a motorcycle opened fires at Shahjahan at Kakaldi intersection in the upazila this evening, leaving him dead on the spot,” Asaduzzaman said further.
He is the latest freethinker and secular blogger to have been killed over the recent years by miscreants.