Avijit murder

Avijit murder: 5 get death penalty, one life term

A Dhaka tribunal today sentenced five members of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam to death and another to life in jail for killing blogger-writer Avijit Roy in February 2015.

February 26, 2016
February 26, 2016

Family voices dismay over probe pace

A year has gone by since the murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy near Amar Ekushey Book Fair, but police are yet to press charges despite making repeated claims they have identified several people involved.

February 25, 2016
February 25, 2016

Cops claim identifying 3 Avijit killers

Police claim to have identified three persons “who directly took part” in the killing of secular writer and blogger Avijit Roy last year. The three are members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, according to cops.

February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016

US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

The United States envoy hopes to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted.

October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015

Gonojagoron demo tomorrow

Following the brutal attacks on country’s publishers that killed one and injured three others, leaders of Gonojagoron Mancha calls for a countrywide demonstration tomorrow.

September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015

Ansarullah chief, 2 more held over Avijit, Ananta murder: Rab

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to arrest three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka for their alleged involvement in the killing of bloggers Ananta Bijoy Das and Avijit Roy.

August 18, 2015
August 18, 2015

Blogger killings: 'Mastermind' held in Dhaka

Law enforcers claim to have arrested three militants of Ansarullah Bangla Team from Dhaka including the mastermind of Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy killings.

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Brutal crimes shake society again

The country had become a “soft” state revealing itself to be completely incapable of fighting the forces of violence and terror. True, the patronage of criminals by politicians in the past and a demoralised police force pushed up the crime graph in the country.

May 12, 2015
May 12, 2015

Avijit's wife Bonya speaks up (video)

Rafida Ahmed Bonya, widow of slain Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy, gives first ever video interview to an American group the gory attack, role of the government and rise of extremist elements in Bangladesh.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

Al Qaeda spectre

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent has claimed responsibility for the death of four Bangladeshi bloggers, including US-based Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

Al-Qaeda branch claims murder of Avijit

Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two months ago, according to SITE Intelligence Group.