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Two more arrested for Bangladeshi blogger’s murder


Dhaka: Two more people have been arrested for the murder of Bangladeshi secular blogger Niladri Chatterjee Niloy, a media report said on Friday.

Kausar Hossain Khan, 29, and Kamal Hossain Sarder, 29, were arrested here on Thursday, bdnews24 reported.

Niloy was hacked to death on August 7 by a five-member gang armed with machetes at his home in Dhaka. It was the fourth such killing of a secular blogger this year.

Police had earlier arrested two people suspected of being involved in Niloy’s murder including Saad Al Nahin, nephew of Jatiya Party leader Mujibul Haque Chunnu.

According to sources, they were both members of Ansarullah Bangla Team, an Islamist militant group accused of links to the murders of three other bloggers — Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu and Ananta Bijoy Das.

All four slain bloggers were involved with the ‘Ganajagaran Mancha’, a movement demanding maximum penalty for those who committed war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh freedom struggle and a ban on religion-based politics.

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