Editor of Bangladesh’s First LGBT Magazine Stabbed to Death


Bangladeshi policemen try to control the crowd of onlookers at a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. (photo: A.M. Ahad/AP)
Bangladeshi policemen try to control the crowd of onlookers at a building where two people were found stabbed to death in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. (photo: A.M. Ahad/AP)

 

Associated Press | Reader Supported News | April 25, 2016

wo men, including the editor of a gay rights magazine, were hacked to death in Bangladesh’s capital Monday, police said, two days after a university professor was slain in a style similar to recent attacks on bloggers and secular activists by Islamic militants.

Authorities said Islamic militants were suspected in Monday’s slayings at an apartment building in the Kalabagan area of Dhaka, though no arrests were reported and no one claimed responsibility. In addition to the two men killed, a guard at the building was injured, officials said.

The men killed Monday were identified as Xulhaz Mannan, 35, an editor for Roopbaan magazine and an employee of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and his friend, Tanay Majumder, an activist for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, police said.

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