Machete-wielding assailants have struck again In Bangladesh
A homeopath Sanaur Rahman, 60, has been hacked to death and his friend seriously injured on 20 May, in Kushtia, Bangladesh. This attack came six days after an elderly Buddhist monk was hacked to death inside a temple in the hilly district of Bandarban.
At same time victim’s friend Saifuzzaman, 42, an assistant professor of Bangla of Islamic University, has been attacked by Islamic terrorist. He is in critical condition with injuries in his shoulder, neck, chest and hands. He was brought to Dhaka by an air ambulance and was admitted to the Apollo Hospitals: said Daily Star.
People said; Sanaur Rahaman and his friend was a follower of Baul philosophy. Every morning, poor people from near and far would gather at Sanaur’s home at Mazampur for free treatment and medicine, which Sanaur would happily give. He also gave financial help to many ultra-poor people, according to locals and family members.
The claims of responsibility for murders and attacks by Dae’sh are reported by SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based website monitoring jihadist activities.
This is not the first time that a university teacher or a Baul devotee came under attack. On April 23, suspected militants hacked to death a Rajshahi University professor, AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, near the campus.
Another follower of Baul philosophy, Prof AKM Shafiul Islam of Rajshahi University, was hacked to death near the campus in November 2014.
Last year Baul festival’s host was killed on 24 December, 2015.
Including yesterday’s victim, at least 12 people have been hacked to death in similar fashion so far this year. The IS took credit for several of these attacks, but the government insists the terror group has no presence in the country.