Jhenidah, June 7: A Hindu priest on Tuesday was hacked to death in Jhenidah Sadar . The manner of murder bears the hallmark of previous alleged militant killings.
The deceased was identified as Ananta Kumar Ganguly, 65.
“He was riding a bicycle to Mohishavagar area to perform puja when he was attacked around 9:30am,” Gopinath Kanti Lal, assistant superintendent of Jhenidah Sadar circle police said.
“The victim was hacked on the neck. The wounds are deep,” he said adding that the style of the killing “looks similar to previous militant killings”.
This would be the third such killing pulled this month after the murder of a Christian grocer in Natore and the killing of a police official’s wife in Chittagong.