Secular Bangladesh publisher dies in separate attack

GMT 13:54 2015 Saturday ,31 October

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Faisal Arefin Dipan
Dhaka - Arab Today

A Bangladesh publisher who worked with atheist writers was hacked to death in the capital Dhaka on Saturday, an activist told AFP, just hours after two secular bloggers and another publisher were attacked in a separate incident.

Faisal Arefin Dipan was murdered at his office in central Dhaka, Imran Sarker, who heads a secular bloggers group, told AFP.

"He was hacked to death. I saw him dead," he said.

Police confirmed that Dipan was seriously injured in the attack and was brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

"They still have not declared whether he is dead," said police inspector Mozammel Haq.

Dipan is the son of a noted Bangladesh writer Abul Kashem Fazlul Haq and owns Jagritee Publishers.

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