Police crime scene of the murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Atheist Bangladeshi-American blogger killed in Dhaka

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger, known for his atheist views, has been murdered during a visit to Dhaka.

Avijit Roy, who lived in the United States, had travelled to the Bangladeshi capital with his wife to attend a book fair.

He had received threats after publishing articles promoting secular views, science and social issues, which had been criticised for being anti-Islamic.

Police are searching for his attackers who were armed with cleavers.

Akbar Hossain from the BBC's Bengali service reports from Dhaka.

  • 27 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia