Hindu temple worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

Police in western Bangladesh in mid-June 2016 armed villagers with bamboo sticks and whistles in an effort to deter Islamist militants from attacking people of minority faithsA Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in western Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities by suspected Islamists. Three men on a motorcycle attacked Shyamananda Das as he walked along a road near the temple early in the morning, police said. “They hacked him on his neck three times and there was one stabbing mark in his head,” deputy district police chief Gopinath Kanjilal told AFP.

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