Ex­trem­ists claim bru­tal mur­der

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World Cup or­gan­is­ers say a worker has died af­ter fall­ing ill on the site of one of the sta­di­ums be­ing con­structed for the 2022 tour­na­ment in Qatar. The Supreme Com­mit­tee for De­liv­ery and Legacy said that 48-year-old In­dian na­tional Jalesh­war Prasad died af­ter he “fell ill on-site” about 9.30am on Wed­nes­day.” The state­ment said Prasad, who was a steel worker em­ployed on the Al Bayt Sta­dium pro­ject, “re­ceived first aid treat­ment un­til paramedics ar­rived. He was trans­ferred to Al Khor Hospi­tal but sadly passed away around 11.30am. Al Khor Hospi­tal re­ported the cause of death as car­diac ar­rest”. It added that “a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way”. Qatar has been crit­i­cised by rights groups and trade unions on a range of con­struc­tion pro­jects linked to the 2022 World Cup since it won host­ing rights in 2010. Qatar is re­ly­ing heav­ily on con­struc­tion work­ers from south Asia. A FIFA-ap­pointed hu­man rights ex­pert from Har­vard Univer­sity re­cently ad­vised that tour­na­ments should be moved from coun­tries where abuses per­sisted. A Hindu man was hacked to death in cen­tral Bangladesh in the lat­est at­tack claimed by ex­trem­ists in the Mus­lim­ma­jor­ity na­tion, po­lice said. Au­thor­i­ties are in­ves­ti­gat­ing whether the killing on Satur­day of Nikhil Joarder was con­nected to a 2012 com­plaint against him for al­leged com­ments he made against the Prophet Muham­mad, said a po­lice of­fi­cer in the dis­trict of Tan­gail, where the at­tack took place. ISIS-af­fil­i­ated Aa­maq news agency is­sued a state­ment say­ing “el­e­ments of the Is­lamic State stabbed to death by knife a Hindu in Tan­gail in Bangladesh who was known for in­sult­ing Prophet Muham­mad”. It did not give fur­ther de­tails. Joarder, who spent two weeks in prison in 2012, was at­tacked with sharp weapons by two men on mo­tor­cy­cles as he sat in his tailor shop.

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