Last May, I wrote about the hacking death of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das by Islamists. Das was the third blogger to be executed by Islamists in 2015.
Well, now make it four. Islamists have murdered 40-year old Niloy Neel. Here is what the BBC has to say about it:
The BBC’s Akbar Hossain in Dhaka says Mr Neel had filed a police report expressing fear for his life, but his complaints had not been not followed up.
Police said about six attackers had tricked their way into Mr Neel’s home by saying they were looking to rent a flat.
“Two of them then took him to a room and then slaughtered him there,” deputy police commissioner Muntashirul Islam said.
“His wife was in the flat but she was confined to another room.”
Neel, Das along with Avijit Roy and Washiqur Rahman were on a list of 84 bloggers Islamists wanted the government to put them on trial for writing blasphemy. However, it has turned into a hit list. Sadly, I don’t think this will be the last time I write about Islamic hackers in Bangladesh and beyond.