A homeopathic doctor was hacked to death and his friend was critically injured on Saturday when machete- wielding assailants attacked them in western Bangladesh.
Sanaur Rahman, 58, a homeopathic doctor, was riding home on his motorbike along with Saifuzzaman, assistant professor of Bangla literature at Islami University, while they were attacked by the assailants in Kushtia town on Saturday morning.
While Rahman died on the spot, Saifuzzaman has been shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where his condition remains critical.
According to reports, global terror organisation Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for the attack. He was attacked because he promoted Christianity.
However, the claim could not be verified independently.
Earlier this month, a 65-year-old Muslim Sufi preacher was hacked to death by unidentified machete-wielding assailants in northwest Bangladesh, two weeks after a liberal university
professor was killed in a similar attack claimed by the dreaded ISIS terror group.
Less than two weeks ago, a Hindu tailor was also hacked to death by machete-wielding ISIS militants in his shop in central Bangladesh.
(With PTI Inputs)