Bangladesh: Prominent atheist blogger hacked to death in Dhaka

  • Avijit Roy, a US blogger of Bangladeshi origin known for his secular and liberal writings, has been hacked to death in Dhaka.

    His wife, Rafida Ahmed Bonna, was also seriously wounded in the attack, reports said.

    Roy, a self-declared atheist and founder of a blog site called Mukto-Mona, had received several death threats from hardline Islamist groups recently, his family said. 

    The couple were reportedly dragged from a cycle-rickshaw onto a sidewalk and attacked with machetes. According to doctors, Roy “suffered fatal wounds in the head”.

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