Update February 27, 2015

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British high commissioner tweeted he is shocked by Avijit’s murder

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British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson

27 February 2015, Nirapad News: British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Gibson has tweeted that he is  “shocked” by the savage murder of writer-blogger Avijit Roy.

The High Commissioner tweeted on Friday that , “Shocked by the savage murder of #AvijitRoy as I am by all the #violence that has taken place in #Bangladesh in recent months,”

Unidentified assailants have hacked the blogger to death and seriously injured his blogger wife Rafida Ahmed Banna on Thursday night inside Dhaka University campus.

His father, professor Ajay Roy, filed a case of murder with Shahbagh police on Friday and said extremists were behind the murder and “Jamaat(-e-Islami) has backed them”. The case did not name anyone and was filed against unidentified assailants.

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