Monastery Worker Killed In Bangladesh

A Hindu monastery worker has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, by suspected Islamist militants, the latest in a series of similar attacks in the country.

A Hindu monastery worker has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a string of attacks on secular and minority targets.

Nityaranjan Pande, who was in his 60s, died on the spot after several people attacked him early on Friday, AFP news agency said, citing police sources.

His murder comes after the body of a Hindu priest was found with his head nearly severed in a field on Tuesday. Most of the attacks have been blamed on, or claimed by, Islamist militants.

“There was no eye-witness to the attack as it happened very early in the morning,” the head of police in the north-western district of Pabna, Alamgir Kabir, told AFP.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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