Bangladeshi police have detained a University student in connection with the death of Professor. But why a teacher was stabbed in the neck remains unclear.
Officials previously said the student was arrested, but later clarified his report. "We have not arrested and has not filed any charges against him," said the Commissioner of police Mohammad Shamsuddin on Sunday. "He is a suspect, and we detained him for questioning."
Dead Professor, a 58-year-old Karim Siddiqui, taught English in the University city of Rajshahi. He was waiting for the bus to reach the University on Saturday, the time the killer attacked from behind and stabbed in the neck. It is unclear whether the attack is connected with the recent death of bloggers in Bangladesh.
"He was neither a blogger, nor was the anti-Islamic campaign, but the picture of the murder points to Islamist militants involved in a recent series of murders of secular bloggers," said Shamsuddin.
ISIL has claimed responsibility for the murder. One of the ISIS militants said that the Professor was killed in order to draw public attention to atheism in the city of Rajshahi in Bangladesh. Siddiq "was a very active organizer of cultural events at the University," said Deputy Commissioner of police Nahidul Islam. "He also planned to open a music school in his native village, Baghmara."
The Deputy police Commissioner said there is no evidence that the Professor wrote or spoke against Islam. "He had no political ties." And Anim Chowdhury, a former student who studied literature with Professor from 2010 to 2015, said that he sees nothing political in it that could lead to such an attack. "I don't know what was the motive, but he was a very good man, and he had no political connections," said Chowdhury.
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