Islamist student arrested over machete murder of Bangladeshi university professor

April 24, 2016 9:41 AM

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Bangladesh police arrested an Islamist student on Sunday over the gruesome murder of a professor one day earlier, the latest such killing claimed by Islamic State.

Attackers wielding machetes almost beheaded English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique on Saturday in the northwestern city of Rajshahi, following a string of similar killings of secular activists by Islamist militants.

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