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Bangladesh professor: Daughter's fury over slaughtered father


Rajshahi, Bangladesh (iReportCNN) "Remember the day -- 23rd April," reads graffiti on the roads of Bangladesh's Rajshahi University.
It's the day prominent English professor Rezaul Karim Siddique was hacked to death in broad daylight in the city of Rajshahi, in the country's north-west.
Siddique was waiting for a bus that would take him to the university when he was attacked with machetes. He died on the spot.
Days later, more than 400 students and teachers gathered at the campus to protest against the murder. Students shouted and incited the crowd: "Light the fire. Rise brothers; rise sisters."
ISIS claimed responsibility for the killing, according to Amaq, the terror group's media agency.

On Tuesday, four people were arrested in connection with Siddique's death, bringing to seven the total number of people detained in the case since April, according to Deputy Police Commissioner Sadhir Haider Chowdhury.
Rizwana Hasin with her late father, Rezaul Karim Siddique.
Rizwana Hasin with her late father, Rezaul Karim Siddique.



Blood on the wall

We visit the professor's home, around two kilometers from the university.
As we walk through narrow alleyways, we notice blood splattered on the wall where Siddique was killed -- a swarm of flies congregates in the area. 

Bricks and blood mark the spot where the professor was murdered.
Bricks and blood mark the spot where the professor was murdered.
 A team of policemen greets us at the entrance to Siddique's home. They've been guarding the two-story town house around the clock since his killing. Outside the house, a placard still reads, "A F M Rezaul Karim Siddique, Professor of English, Rajshahi University."

Siddique's daughter, Rizwana Hasin, 23, welcomes us with a sad smile. Her mother, Hosne Ara Sheera, doesn't really want to speak. Rizwana's 21-year-old brother, Riyasat Imtiyaz Sourav, a final-year civil engineering student at Rajshahi University, is not home. 

Widow, Hosne Ara Sheera, and daughter, Rizwana Hasin.
Widow, Hosne Ara Sheera, and daughter, Rizwana Hasin.


Rizwana says it is a lot to comprehend but she remains strong. "I will fight until the last to get them [the attackers] what they deserve for their deed," she says.

"How can they do this? How can anyone do this? I can't express my emotion as a daughter, seeing his picture, seeing him lying on the road. Three hours he laid there, slaughtered," she says angrily.
Rizwana was a student of her father and is pursuing a Master's degree in English. She has just finished the final exam of her final semester at Rajshahi University.

"He couldn't even see my Master's result," she says.

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