Extremists claim brutal murder
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.