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Assailants Hack Hindu Man to Death

Newspaper article International New York Times

Assailants Hack Hindu Man to Death

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The death of Nityaranjan Pandey, a volunteer at a Hindu ashram in the district of Pabna, adds to a string of violent attacks in the country.

A Hindu man was hacked to death in northern Bangladesh on Friday, the latest in a string of such killings in the country.

The victim, Nityaranjan Pandey, a volunteer at a Hindu ashram in the district of Pabna, was taking a walk early Friday morning when he was attacked by unknown assailants, said Abdullah Al Hassan, the officer in charge of the Pabna Sadar police station.

Mr. Pandey, about 60, had been a volunteer at the Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Satsang ashram, Mr. Hassan said. He joined the ashram roughly 35 years ago and was a volunteer priest, said Tapas Kumar Roy, a priest at the ashram.

"We did not find any witness of this criminal incident, so we don't have any more details," Mr. …

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