April 7, Dhaka: A Bangladeshi law student who had expressed secular views online has been killed in the capital, Dhaka.
According to police, Nazimuddin Samad was hacked with machetes at a traffic junction late on Wednesday and then shot.
Samad, 28, was reported to have been an organiser of the Ganajagran Manch, a secular campaigning group.
A string of prominent secular bloggers have been attacked or killed by religious extremists in Bangladesh in the last year.
Three assailants on a motorcycle attacked Samad and then shot him, The Dhaka Tribune reported, police said.
Police have not named any suspects in the case nor confirmed a religious motive.
Samad, a student of Jagannath University, regularly wrote against religious extremism on his Facebook page. He had written “I have no religion” on his profile under religious views.
Last year, four prominent secular bloggers were killed with machetes, one inside his own home.