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Suspect confesses to murdering Bangladeshi blogger

  • A suspect has confessed in court to murdering Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Sylhet district earlier this year.

    Secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who worked for a bank, was the third of the four bloggers hacked to death this year. On May 12, four assailants murdered the blogger in broad daylight in Sylhet’s Subidbazar.

    Das was an activist of the Ganajagaran Mancha, a forum demanding a ban on religion-based parties and maximum penalty for convicted war criminals.

    Mannan Yahia gave his confessional statement to Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate Anwarul Hakim on Wednesday, a senior police official said. (Source: IANS)