Avijit Roy was a science writer, blogger, atheist, feminist, humanist, free thinker, and the founder of mukto Mona blog for Bengali free thinkers. He lived in the USA, but came to Bangladesh for a week or so to attend the inauguration of his new book at the national book fair in Dhaka. After the inauguration of his book tonight he and his wife left the book fair at around 9 pm.
And then when they were on their way to home and not far from the book fair, Islamic fanatics stopped their rickshaw, dragged them out and hacked Avijit to death. The wife is alive but badly injured.
Avijit’s father Dr Ajoy Roy is a professor of physics at the Dhaka university. He is also a writer and free thinker.