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Woman journalist hacked to death at her residence in Bangladesh: Reports

The assailants came riding motorcycles and rang the doorbell of her house at around 10:45 pm on Tuesday, media reports said. When she answered the door, they indiscriminately hacked her and fled the spot, said police.

world Updated: Aug 29, 2018 23:04 IST
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Journalist Shobarna Nodi was a correspondent of private news channel Ananda TV .(Facebook/Shobarna Nodi)

A woman journalist of a television channel in Bangladesh was hacked to death with a sharp-edged weapon by some unidentified assailants at her home, media reports said on Wednesday.

Subarna Nodi, 32, was a correspondent of private news channel Ananda TV and also worked for the Daily Jagroto Bangla newspaper, bdnews24.com reported.

She lived in Radhanagar area of Pabna district, some 150 kms from Dhaka.

Suborna, who is survived by a nine-year-old daughter, was awaiting divorce from her husband, the report said.

The assailants, said to be around 10 to 12, came riding motorcycles and rang the doorbell of her house at around 10:45 pm on Tuesday, it said.

When she answered the door, they indiscriminately hacked her and fled the spot, Pabna additional superintendent of police Ibne Mizan said.

The assailants used a sharp-edged weapon to attack her, police said.

Some locals rushed her to hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Police have launched several teams to nab the culprits, additional SP Gautam Kumar Biswas said.

Journalists in Pabna have condemned the killing and demanded that the murderers be immediately brought to justice.

First Published: Aug 29, 2018 13:04 IST