Dhaka: After Washiqur Rehman and Avijit Roy, another blogger was hacked to deeath in Bangladesh on Tuesday. Ananta Bijoy Das was killed in the Subid Bazar area of Sylhet city as he walked to work at around 8:40am on Tuesday morning, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Hasan said to a news media.
Das was going to his office when he was attacked by sharp, cutting weapons. The police of the area have become super active and are trying to track down the criminals. Some of his writings have also been collected by the police. It is learnt that Das was also a bank employee.
Imran Sarker, head of a Bangladeshi bloggers’ association, told the AFP news agency that Das was “an atheist and wrote blogs for Mukto-Mona,” a website which used to be moderated by Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born US citizen who was himself hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in February.
Roy, a Bangladesh-born US citizen, known for this writing against religious fundamentalism, and wife Rafida Ahmed, were attacked after a visit to a book fair at Dhaka University.
In March, blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu was hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital by three men over alleged anti-Islamic writings, with two of the suspected attackers caught near the scene.