By Adi Chowdhury
Sharif, the suspect, was killed in a gun battle near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This took place early on Sunday.
Police has previously been seeking information pertaining to Sharif and other Islamic miltitants prior to the killing.
Avijit Roy was killed last February for his criticism of Islam and espousal of atheism, sparking outrage and trepidation worlwide.