Bangladesh: Journalist hacked to death by unknown assailants at residence

Pabna, Bangladesh Published: Aug 29, 2018, 12:48 PM(IST)

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A 32-year-old Bangladeshi journalist, Suborna, was on Tuesday hacked to death by unknown assailants at her home in Pabna city.

"Some unidentified men rang the doorbell. They fled after hacking her indiscriminately when she opened the door," quoted Pabna's Additional Superintendent of Police, Ibne Mizan as saying.

Suborna, who was the mother of a nine-year-old girl and had recently split with her husband, was a correspondent for the private channel, Ananda TV, and the Daily Jagroto Bangla newspaper. She succumbed to her injuries while she was being taken to a hospital by locals.

The police are investigating the case and have started a search for the killers. Additional Superintendent of Police, Gautam Kumar Biswas confirmed that the motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

Around 10 to 12 assailants, riding motorcycles, arrived at Suborna's house, Pabna Reporters Unity General Secretary Kazi Babla quoted witnesses as saying.

Journalists in Pabna have strongly condemned the incident, calling for the killers to be exacted stringent punishment. 

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