Suspected Islamists murder Bangladesh Sufi leader
A local Sufi Muslim leader has been found hacked to death in Bangladesh in a suspected Islamist killing, police said on Saturday, two weeks after the Islamic State (IS) group claimed the murder of a liberal professor in the same northwestern district.
Mohammad Shahidullah (65) had been missing since leaving home on Friday morning before villagers found his body Saturday night in a pool of blood in a mango grove in Rajshahi.
It comes amid a troubling rise in violence against religious minorities, liberal activists and foreigners in Bangladesh, with six murders since the start of last month alone.
“He was not a famous Sufi. But there could be a possibility that he was killed by Islamist militants,” Rajshahi district police chief Nisharul Arif said. Read More