(CNN)A Hindu tailor was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, the latest victim in a series of similar attacks in this South Asian nation.
Police said Nikhil Joarder was inside his tailoring shop in the central Bangladeshi district of Tangail when at least two assailants drove up on motorbikes and attacked him with machetes. He died immediately, according to Tangail Police Superintendent Mohammed Tanvir.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the nongovernmental counter-terror monitoring organization SITE.
The superintendent said a complaint was filed against Joarder in 2012 for allegedly making derogatory comments about the Prophet Mohammed. Joarder was then arrested and released after spending a few weeks in jail, police said.
Despite the apparent claim of responsibility by ISIS, authorities said they didn't know "if there is a link between the murder and the comments he made in 2012," Tanvir told CNN.
"We're not brushing aside other possibilities like personal enmity," Tanvir added.