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Bangladeshi writer attacked, dies in hospital

IANS  |  Dhaka 

Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants Thursday and while his blogger wife was injured, media reports said.

Roy along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna were attacked at Dhaka University's TSC intersection around 9.30 p.m. while they were returning from the Amar Ekushey Book Fair.

The writer, who suffered a deep gash on his head, was taken to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for emergency surgery but died during it, the hospital's police outpost Inspector Mozzamel Haque told

Roy, an engineer who was working in the US, had been threatened before by Islamist fundamentalists.

First Published: Thu, February 26 2015. 23:56 IST