A Sufi spiritual leader and his daughter were brutally murdered late night by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh. Police said that Farhad Hossain Chowdhury and his adopted daughter Rupali Begum were found murdered in a Khanqah a building designed specifically for gatherings of a Sufi brotherhood close to the man’s home in Dinajpur’s Bochaganj upazila, about 350 kilometres north of Dhaka.
Both of them had bullet marks and the woman’s throat was slit with a sharp-edged weapon, Dhaka Tribune reported.
Farhad, a Pir or Sufi spiritual leader, was also the former President of Setabganj municipality unit of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party which is headed by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. Bochaganj police station Oficer-in-Charge said the case was under investigation.