A Hindu priest was hacked to death on Friday in Jhenaidah district, the latest of brutal attacks in Bangladesh.
Shaymanonda Das, 50, was attacked by three armed assailants on a motorbike, bdnews24 reported.
Jhenaidah SP Sheikh Altaf Hossain said this murder resembles similar killings elsewhere in the country, where motorcycle-borne militants shot and hacked down secular bloggers, publishers, writers, Hindu priests, Buddhist monks, Christian pastors and even foreigners.
Quoting an eyewitness, a woman, Hossain said the murder occurred around 5.20 a.m.
"Shyamananda was picking flowers for 'puja' just outside the temple when three assailants approached him on a motorcycle and hacked him down," Hossain said.
"To make sure he died, they rained multiple blows to his head with sharp weapons."
A similar attack took place on June 7 when Hindu priest Ananda Gopal Ganguly, 69, hacked to death in Jhenaidah Sadar’s Mahishdanga village.