Monday, March 2, 2015

Police Arrest Man In Connection With the Murder of American Blogger

Farabi Shafiur Rahman a Fundamentalist Blogger arrested in the death of Avijit Roy.

Avijit Roy, a American politically blogger was killed while he was at a book fare in Bangladesh. Roy was hacked to death and his wife was wounded on a Dhaka street last Thursday as he walked home from a book fair with his wife last week where he appeared for his latest book, "The Virus of Faith."  Roy's wife remains hospitalized for a head injury and a missing finger from the attack.

Roy is known for his anti-religious views and often criticized religion in his blog. 

Roy has received numerous death threats from Rahman for his controversial blog and was warned not to return to Bangladesh.

Police have arrested Farabi Shafiur Rahman as a suspect in Roy's death. With in minutes of the crime, Rahman posted photos of the crime scene. Last year Rahman posted, "Avijit Roy lives in America. So it's not possible to kill him now. But when he returns home, he will be killed then."

In a post earlier this year Rahman posted, "It's a Bengali Muslims holy duty to kill Avijit" on his Facebook account. 

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