Mohammad Shahidullah Bio Wiki Biography Age Death Reason Details: Mohammad Shahidullah is a Sufi Muslim leader, who has been found hacked to death in Bangladesh, two weeks after the Islamic State group claimed the murder of a liberal professor in the same northwestern district. The 65 years old Mohammad Shahidullah had been missing since leaving home on Friday morning before villagers last night found his body in a pool of blood in a mango grove in Rajshahi. Get more news about Mohammad Shahidullah.
Mohammad Shahidullah Bio Wiki Biography Age Death Reason Details
“He was not a famous Sufi. But there could be a possibility that he was killed by Islamist militants” Rajshahi district police chief Nisharul Arif said.
The police officer said the killing of the self-proclaimed Sufi master was ‘similar’ to other recent hacking deaths of religious minorities carried out by attackers with machetes or cleavers.
Sufi Islam is a mystical form of Islam popular in rural Bangladesh but considered deviant by many of the country’s majority Sunni Muslims.
They include the Saudi Arabia-inspired Salafis and Wahabis, who are gaining strength in the country.
In the past five weeks, two gay activists, a liberal professor, an atheist activist and a Hindu tailor who allegedly made derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammed were hacked to death.
The Islamic State group and a Bangladeshi branch of Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for several of the killings.
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