A group has killed a 26-year-old writer Nazimuddin Samad in the capital of Bangladesh.
The machete-wielding attackers has come in motorcycles and fled the area just after the incident, while no arrests were made so far.
Police said the attack late Wednesday on Samad, a master's student at Jagannath University, was planned.
"He was on his way back home from his evening classes when he was circled by a group of three to four people," said Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Nurul Amin of the Dhaka Police.
"First the attackers hacked Samad with machetes, then shot him."
This is the sixth secularist writer or publisher who was killed in Dhaka in 14 months.