Christian shopkeeper hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 5 (IANS) A Christian shopkeeper was hacked to death on Sunday in Bangladesh’s Natore district.

Police said 60-year-old Sunil Gomes was attacked and murdered inside his shop, which is adjacent to his home, bdnews24 reported.

“Family members rushed to the shop when they heard him screaming and found him in a pool of blood. He was taken to a local hospital where the doctors declared him dead,” a senior police official said.

The past two months have seen in various parts of Bangladesh the murders of a secular activist, a professor accused of being an atheist, two gay activists, two Hindu traders, a Sufi spiritual leader, a Buddhist monk and a homeopathic doctor accused of promoting Christianity.

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