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A veteran Hindu priest was hacked to death in Jhenidah Sadar this morning in a manner similar to previous suspected militant killings. Islamic State reportedly claimed responsibility of the murder.

US-based SITE Intelligence Group quoted ‘Amaq agency’ to report that Islamic State has claimed responsibility of the murder.

Earlier on Tuesday, Anando Gopal Ganguly, 70, a local Hindu priest of a Hindu-dominated area in Jhenaidah was hacked to death around 9:30 am.

Locals said three assailants, riding a motorbike, intervened the veteran priest near Sonakhali canal.

Hours after the murder, US-based SITE Intelligence Group quoted Amaq to report that Islamic State claimed responsibility of the murder of the Hindu priest.

Source: IS claims responsibility for killing Hindu priest!