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Bangladeshi imam shot dead in New York

By News Desk

Published : 2016-08-15 03:13:02

Updated : 2016-08-21 05:27:16

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SYLHET, 15TH AUGUST, 2016 :: A Bangladeshi imam and his assistant were shot dead as they walked along a street in the borough of Queens .


New York police said they were killed by a man who shot them both in the head.

The imam and the second man, who was aged 64, were shot a short walk from the al-Furqan Jame mosque at about 13:50 local time (17:50 GMT) on Saturday.


Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, moved to the city from Bangladesh two years ago.The second manThara Uddin was taken to hospital but died a short time later.


Police said no-one has been arrested yet but they were still investigating the motive.


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