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Jamia Prof recalls meeting with Bangladeshi Prof hacked to death

As report surfaced on the media about a university professor in Bangladesh being hacked to death in Rajshahi condolence started pouring in from across the world.

A Jamia Millia Islamia professor Simi Malhotra wrote on the social media: “Shocking! What is the world coming to?! In solidarity with all our friends at Rajshahi University. I hope you are all fine. Words cannot condemn such acts enough. With you in this moment of grief and shock. Do convey our shock and grief to everyone in the department. I remember our meeting with him so vividly…”

She is on leave right now.

Media reports pointed out that 58-year-old AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique, used to teach English at Rajshahi University in Bangladesh, was attacked with machetes by unidentified assailants while on his way to the university from his home.

BBC reported quoting police that the attack is similar to killings of secular bloggers and atheists by suspected Islamist extremists.

Siddique’s wife, Hosne Ara, said told the BBC: “As far as I know, my husband didn’t have any personal enmity with anyone. I can’t believe that he has been murdered.”

According to media reports, in the past 12 years four professors at the university have been killed with Siddique being the new case. And interestingly till now no culprits have been punished.

Ranjan Babu wrote on the social media and shared the professor’s photo: “We all are mourning @ the brutal murder of a supreme educational intelligence AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique and demanding a prompt action against those who hacked him to death.”

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