Hindu ashram inmate killed in Bangladesh

  • On Friday, an unknown assailant hacked to death a Hindu ashram inmate in Pabna district in the north western part of Bangladesh. Nityaranjan Pandey, the deceased, was secretary of the Thakur Anukul Chandra Satsang Paramtirtha Ashram and had been serving there since last 40 years. He was a simple man and reportedly had no enemies. Pandey was on his morning walk at around 6.15 am while assailant attacked from behind and hacked his neck and head. His dead body was found lying in a field.The security agencies have launched a country wide crack down on militants following the recent spate of murders of activist and religious minorities in the country.