Prominent secular writer, publisher shot dead in Bangladesh

12 Jun 2018

A prominent Bangladeshi writer and publisher was dragged out of a shop and shot dead by unidentified attackers in central Bangladesh, ending a lull in the killings of secular bloggers and activists in the Muslim-majority country. Shahzahan Bachchu, 60, an outspoken proponent of secular principles and owner of a publishing house 'Bishaka Prokashoni' was gunned down in his ancestral village Kakaldi in Munshiganj district on Monday evening by five assailants. PTI