Hindu lecturer attacked in Bangladesh

A Hindu college lecturer was seriously wounded after being hacked by three men in Bangladesh on Wednesday, police said, in an attack that resembles a recent spate of brutal assaults on religious minorities.

Ripon Chakrabarti (50), a mathematics lecturer, cried out as he was attacked at the door of his home in the southern town of Madripur, leading locals to catch one of the assailants, police said.

It comes amid a week-long police crackdown on militant groups in the wake of recent violence by suspected Islamists, with more than 11,000 people arrested since Friday. — AFP

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