Sadrul Alam Nipul

23 May 2014

The reporter of the local Bengali-language newspaper Dainik Mathabhanga was killed by unidentified people and his dismembered body found at a railway station in the southwestern district of Chuadanga, on the border with India, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalist said, quoting news reports.

His family told journalists he had left his house after receiving a phone call and did not return home that night. His brother was quoted as blaming drug traffickers for the killing.

The journalist had covered had written stories on local drug trafficking and his family said that he had received death threats from local drug traffickers and groups who he had accused in his reports of attempting to illegally seize homes and other property, reports said.

Source: CPJ