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Humiliated teacher now threatened with death
Obsrerver Online Desk
Published :Sunday, 22 May, 2016,  Time : 7:30 PM  View Count : 38
Security agencies are investigating the threat issued for Narayanganj’s Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, said Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday.

Head of the Cabinet committee on law and order, he was speaking to reporters after a meeting of the committee at the home ministry.

“Anyone can make a threat, it’s not an issue. But we’re active,” said the senior Awami League leader.

There was no evidence to suggest that Bhakta, head teacher of Piyar Sattar Latif School at Bandar Upazila, made incendiary comments on religion, he said.

An event on a Facebook page, with a name that translates to ‘Death is punishment for insulting Islam’s Prophet’, has called on Muslims to hack the teacher to death, a style used by machete-wielding attackers from a series of murders of secular thinkers and religious minorities.   

The event which called for Bhakta’s murder using machetes has been dated May 31.


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