Publisher Shot Dead In Bangladesh

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Dhaka: Unidentified assailants have gunned down a publisher in Munshiganj. Four attackers on two motorcycles fled after shooting at Shahzahan Bachchu of Bishakha Prokashoni, known as a free-thinking writer, at his ancestral village Kakaldi on Monday afternoon, police said.

The 60-year-old former general secretary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh or CPB’s Munshiganj district unit, died on the spot.

The body was sent to Munshiganj General Hospital for post-mortem examination. Avijit’s publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, who ran Jagriti Prokashoni, was also hacked to death on Oct 31 the same year.

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