Hindu holy man hacked to death in Bangladesh

June 10, 2016 8:59 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Police say assailants hacked a Hindu holy man to death in northern Bangladesh and fled without anyone witnessing the attack.

The victim, 60-year-old Nitya Ranjan Pandey, is the second Hindu to be killed this week amid a campaign of violence by suspected Islamist militants targeting the country's secular bloggers, gay rights activists and religious minorities.

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