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Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh, IS claims responsibility

He was killed in a manner similar to that of several bloggers, rights activists and university teachers

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The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility of killing a Hindu tailor in Bangladesh’s Tangail district.

According to jihadi threat monitoring portal SITE Intelligence Group, Nikhil Chandra Joarder (50), was hacked to death in Gopalpur on Saturday, bdnews24 reported.

Police said unidentified assailants on motorbikes killed Joarder in front of his tailoring shop at around 12.30 p.m.

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“Three youths arrived at the shop of Nikhil. They took him to a nearby road saying they need to talk to him. Then they hacked him indiscriminately and fled after confirming his death,” a police official said.

 He was killed in a manner similar to that of several bloggers, rights activists and university teachers.

Nikhil earlier served three-month in jail in a case over slandering of Prophet Muhammad.

Several people including, foreign nationals, bloggers, human rights activists and university teachers were hacked to death in the last one year.

In most of the cases, Al-Qaeda or the IS have claimed responsibility. (IANS)

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Khaleeda Zia granted 64 months bail. IANS

Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia, convicted in a corruption case, was granted bail on Monday.

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“Now, there is no legal bar to let Khaleda walk out of prison on bail,” Bangladesh Daily Star quoted BNP Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon as saying.

Earlier today, a bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Shahidul Karim passed the bail order in response to a petition moved by Khaleda before a high court back in February.

Her bail was considered on four grounds, including her health condition.

Further, the high court directed the concerned authority to prepare the paper book of the case within the next four months for hearing the appeal she filed against her conviction in the case.

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The Anti-Corruption Commission had earlier filed a case in 2008 with Ramna Police Station, accusing six persons including Khaleda and her son Tarique.

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