Jhenidah, Mar 15: A preacher of Shia religion has been stabbed dead in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah district. Islamic State has allegedly claimed responsibility of the killing.
The victim identified as Abdur Razzak, 48, son of Abul Hashem Khan in the upazila. He was also a homeopath doctor by profession.
Locals said some unidentified criminals stabbed him indiscriminately when he was returning home from his chamber at around 9:30pm on Monday night. Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station said local people rushed him to Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex where the attending doctors declared him dead. Razzak was loyal to Shia wing of the Islam religion, said Feroz Hossain, headmaster of Bejpara Higher Secondary School. Shahnaj Parvin, wife of the deceased said a few months back Razzak received an anonymous call demanding Tk 2 lakh as extortion from him. "He had no enemy. He was a doctor and Shia follower."