Editor of Bangladesh's first ever LGBT magazine reportedly 'hacked to death'

Mon. April 25, 2016 9:14 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

A senior editor of Bangladesh's first ever LGBT magazine has been hacked to death in a horrific attack in the capital Dhaka, according to media reports.

"Unidentified attackers entered an apartment at Kalabagan and hacked two people to death. Another person was injured," Dhaka Metropolitan Police spokesperson Maruf Hossain Sorder told Agence France Presse.

The spokesman did not identify the victims of the attack, however, local media reports that the editor of Roopbaan, the country's first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender magazine, was the individual killed.

According to the BBC, the killing comes two days after a university teacher was hacked to death by suspected Islamist militants.

The LGBT community has been heavily persecuted in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.