August 07, 2015

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death (7 August 2015)

BBC News

A Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in Dhaka, activists and police say.

Niloy Neel was reportedly attacked at his home in the capital's Goran area.

He is the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh.

Mr Neel was on a list of bloggers viewed as targets by the militants, the head of the Bangladesh Blogger and Activist Network told AFP news agency.

Imran H Sarkar told the agency that the attackers entered Mr Neel's room, "shoved his friend aside and then hacked him [Neel] to death".