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3 held over blogger Niloy killing

WT24 Desk
Dhaka, Detective Branch (DB) of police in separate drives arrested three people from Dhaka, Narayanganj and Chittagong districts in connection with threatening to kill blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy and later claiming the responsibility for his murder,UNB reports. The identity of the arrestees could not be ascertained immediately.  Muntasirul Islam, deputy commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the arrest.  Details of the arrest will be informed at a press briefing later, Muntasirul added.

Earlier on August 7, blogger Niloy, a resident of a rented flat on the 4th floor of a multi-storey building at Goran in the capital, was hacked to death by a group of assailants.  On the following day, his wife Ashamoni filed a case against four unidentified people with Khilgaon Police Station.

However, several hours into the incident, Ansar-Al-Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, claimed the responsibility for the murder through e-mail from ansar.al.islam.bd@gmail.com.

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