A Hindu school teacher named Ramendra Chandra Talukdar (47) of Dharmapasha Upazila of Sunamgonj District, Bangladesh was attacked on 31st of March 2019. The attack on the primary school teacher took place at night with sharp objects. Bangladesh daily Kaler Kontha also published the news later.
The Hindu school teacher was brought to Dharmapasha Upazila Health Complex in terrible condition.
He was transferred to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital but since his condition kept deteriorating he was admitted to Dhaka Medical College on Monday.
Bangladesh Minority Watch’s (BDMW) Human Rights Team visited Dhaka Medical College Hospital on 2nd of April, 2019 and spoke to the victim’s wife – Shanti Rani.
Shanti Rani said that some unidentified perpetrators wanted to kill her husband. The victim Hindu school teacher is fighting for his life and is still unconscious.
Police have arrested one perpetrator Md. Shafiqul Islam in connection with the deadly assault.
BDMW has requested a grant of monetary relief to the Hindu school teacher with immediate effect.
Hindus, especially in teaching professions, have been the target of hate campaigns for long in Bangladesh as they are considered intellectual influencers. Earlier, a Hindu headmaster was beaten up in public for ‘blasphemy against Islam‘ even though he was found innocent.