Islamists Hack Bangladeshi Secularist Publisher to Death.
Beloved Martyr Faisal Arefin Dipon.
The Daily Star (Bangladesh) reports,
The owner of Jagriti Prokashony Faisal Arefin Dipan was stabbed dead at Shahbagh in the capital hours after assailants knifed another publisher of books written by slain blogger Avijit Roy along with two bloggers at Lalmatia.
In the both the attacks – which are similar in nature, the perpetrators locked the victims inside their offices before leaving the scene.
Both the publishers published books of blogger and US citizen Avijit Roy who was killed in attack on February 26 near Teachers and Students Centre of Dhaka University.
“Dipan died of stab wounds found in the shoulder,” Muntasirul Islam, spokesperson of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), told The Daily Star.
Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque, father of Dipan, told journalists after the murder that those who have targeted those promoting free speech might be behind the attack.
Read the rest of the story: Publisher killed in second attack in Dhaka.
Following the brutal attacks on country’s publishers that killed one and injured three others, leaders of Gonojagoron Mancha (National Awakening Stage, gono means people, jagoron means awakening, and moncho means platform) have called for a countrywide demonstration tomorrow.
Around the world people will be standing with Bangladeshi progressives against the enemies of humanity who attacked our beloved friends and comrades.
Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death
A Bangladeshi publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in the capital Dhaka in the second attack of its kind on Saturday, police say.
Faisal Arefin Dipon, 43, was killed at his office in the city centre, hours after another publisher and two secular writers were injured in an attack.
They are the latest victims in a series of deadly attacks on secularists since blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by suspected Islamists in February.
Both publishers published Mr Roy.
Mr Dipon was found dead at the Jagriti Prokashoni publishing house, in his third-floor office.
“I saw him lying upside down and in a massive pool of blood. They slaughtered his neck. He is dead,” his father, the writer Abul Kashem Fazlul Haq, said, quoted by AFP.
Earlier on Saturday, armed men burst into the offices of publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul.
They stabbed Mr Tutul and two writers who were with him, locked them in an office and fled the scene, police said.
The three men were rushed to hospital, and at least one of them is in a critical condition.
The two writers were named by police as Ranadeep Basu and Tareque Rahim.
Mr Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin and critic of radical Islamism, was murdered in February. His wife and fellow blogger Bonya Ahmed was badly injured in the attack.
Three other bloggers have since been killed.