JUNE 28, 2005
Posted: July 18, 2005

Shafiqul Islam, Janakantha


Four men identified as cadres of Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), an outlawed Islamic militant group headed by Bangla Bhai, attacked Shafiqul on his way to the Bagmara Press Club in Rajshahi, according to The Daily Star. Shafiqul is a Janakantha correspondent who had been helping other journalists report on the activities of the JMJB, according to local news reports.

Police later arrested Bangla Bhai follower Moshiur Rahman Peter in connection with the attack, The Daily Star reported on July 3. It was not immediately clear whether he was charged with a crime.