Hindu priest shot, hacked to death in Bangladesh

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Posted: Jun 07, 2016 4:22 AM

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Unidentified bike-riding assailants have shot and hacked a Hindu priest to death in southwestern Bangladesh amid a spate of similar attacks allegedly by radical Islamist groups since last year.

Local police chief Hasan Hafizur Rahman said three men intercepted 70-year-old Anando Gopal Ganguly while bicycling his way to a temple on Tuesday morning in Jhenaidah district.

Rahman says that the three men on a motorbike first shot Ganguly and then slashed him with sharp weapons before they fled the scene.

No groups have claimed responsibility immediately for Tuesday's attack.