Professor murdered in northwest Bangladesh as attacks on intellectuals continue
- Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, an English professor at Rajshahi University, was found nearly decapitated near his home after neighbors heard screams and alerted his family.
- Siddiquee is the latest in a series of attacks by fundamentalist militants against academics and writers with progressive leanings.
- Three other professors at the university have been murdered by fundamentalists since 2004.
“RU Professor Rezaul Karim hacked to death” (Dhaka Tribune)
“Bangladesh Police Suspect Islamist Militants in Professor’s Killing” (The New York Times)
“Bangladesh professor hacked to death by Islamist militants” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: Md. Abdullah Iqbal/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, via The New York Times)