A woman living in Montreal’s West Island says her husband, a secular poet and essayist, cannot stay in Bangladesh because his life is still in danger.
Monika Mistry says Tareq Rahim was shot in the stomach and stabbed during a raid by religious extremists.
“He’s in the hospital right now, he was going through several operations and hopefully he is out of danger,” Mistry told CBC Montreal’s Daybreak.
The attack happened on Oct. 31, during a raid at a publishing house in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, Mistry said.
“They didn’t even talk, they just started stabbing,” she said.
He was stabbed three times in the head and about 10 times on his hands.
He may lose two of his fingers.