Leading gay rights activist hacked to death in Bangladesh
Two people were hacked to death, with one identified as a gay rights activist.
“Unidentified attackers entered an apartment at Kalabagan and hacked two people to death. Another person was injured,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder told AFP.
He did not identify the dead, but private television Channel 24 said one of them was the editor of Roopbaan, the country’s only magazine for the LGBT community.
A spokesman for a gay rights group, Boys of Bangladesh, confirmed to AFP by text message that the Roopbaan editor was among the dead.