4 Suspects Arrested In Bangladesh Professor’s Killing


Dhaka:  Police say they have arrested four members of a banned terrorist group, including a regional commander, suspected in the killing last month of a university professor in northwestern Bangladesh.

English professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked to death on April 23 on his way to work at a state-run university in the city of Rajshahi.The attackers used sharp weapons and quickly fled the scene.

Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohammed Shamsuddin said on Tuesday that authorities have arrested four members of the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group, including regional commander Maskawath Hasan Sakib, nicknamed Abdullah.

He said Abdullah was captured on Sunday night and confessed before a magistrate, leading to the arrests of the three other suspects on Monday.