Ex-prison guard shot dead in Bangladesh

Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) Unidentified assailants on Monday shot dead a former prison guard in front of a prison on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

According to sources, the victim, identified as Rustam Ali, had served in the prison and retired in November 2015, bdnews24 reported.

The incident occurred around 11.00 a.m. near the main entrance of the Kashimpur jail, a police officer said.

The attack came days after suspected extremists killed a university professor in Rajshahi district, some 256 km northwest of Dhaka.

Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, professor of Rajshahi University’s English Department, was hacked to death on Saturday by unidentified assailants.



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