Unknown assailants hacked to death Rajib, 26, an organiser of the demonstrations at Shahbagh demanding death for all convicted war criminals, in Dhaka’s Pallabi on Feb 15.
A quarter started propagating that he was writing the blog, nuranichapa.wordpress.com, in his pseudonym, Thaba Baba, defaming Islam.
Browsing nuranichapa.wordpress.com, it was found that the blog had 19 entries, all blasphemous, posted between Jun 18 and Oct 2 of 2012 in the name of Thaba Baba that Rajib would use while writing in other blogs.
A Pakistani website first claimed Rajib to be the writer of nuranichapa.wordpress.com in a link – defence.pk/forums/bangladesh-defence/235241-blogger-thaba-baba-murdered.htm – in which his news of his murder was published.
The entry was posted within three hours of his murder.
Information technology experts say the ‘controversial write-ups’ might not be of Rajib’s.
Information from international website-monitoring organisation Quantcast (quantcast.com) and online traffic and monitoring site Alexa (alexa.com) support the belief.
According to Quantcast information, nuranichapa.wordpress.com was first visited on Feb 15, the day the blogger was killed, and the number of visitors crossed 60,000 that day as the link spread online.
Alexa.com also does not have any information that nuranichapa.wordpress.com was visited before Feb 15.