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Strike hits Bangladesh over gruesome murder
 
 
 

DHAKA : Transport services in Bangladesh ground to a halt on Sunday as Islamists enforced a nationwide strike to protest at the murder of a television star who presented popular shows. Normally congested roads in the capital and other cities were largely deserted as operators of inter-regional bus and lorry services accepted Islamists’ demands for the eight-hour strike starting early morning. Islamic Chhatra Sena, a student wing of the politically moderate Islamic Front, called the strike to demand police arrest the killers of Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi.
Faruqi, 60, who was also chief cleric of a Dhaka mosque, was found tied to a chair with his throat slit at his home in the capital last Wednesday.
Dhaka police spokesman Masudur Rahman told AFP that three people including a woman have been arrested, but a motive for the killing was so far unclear.

 
 
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