Journalist Shot Dead in Bangladesh


Dhaka: Unknown assailants opened fire on a Bangladesh television channel’s journalist on Sunday morning, hours after two opposition leaders were hanged for war crimes committed during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan.

The shooting took place in southeastern Chittagong district when the vehicle was returning from the funeral of former lawmaker Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury, who was hanged along with ex-minister Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid.

Two unknown attackers opened shots at the vehicle and wounded reporter Rajib Sen, according to Naimul Hasan, additional police superintendent of Chittagong.

“We are trying to nab the attackers and find out the reason behind,” he told Reuters by telephone.