Gulshan café attackers buried as unclaimed bodies

Gulshan café attackers buried as unclaimed bodies

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Dhaka – The five militants and one of their suspected associates, who were killed in a commando operation at Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan on July 2 after a 12-hour hostage crisis, were buried at Jurain Graveyard in the city on Thursday afternoon as no one claimed their bodies, UNB news agency reported.“The five militant and their suspected cohorts were buried at Jurain Graveyard with the help of charitable organisation Anjuman Mufidul Islam,” said Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman.
He also said no one from the families of Meer Samih Mobassher, Rohan Ibn Imtiaz, Nirbras Islam, Khairul Islam Payel and Shafiqul Islam Uzzal, and their suspected associate Saiful Islam Choukidar, a chef of the café, contacted the law enforcers to receive their bodies.
Earlier, the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka formally handed the six bodies over to the investigation officer of the case filed in connection with the incident at around 12 noon in the presence of Anjuman Mufidul representatives, said Assistant Director of Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate Noor Islam.
The identities of the slain five militants and their suspected associate were confirmed through DNA tests.
Twenty hostages — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis — were killed in the July 1 terror attack on the Gulshan restaurant.
Besides, two senior police officers — Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam and Banani Police Station officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan — were killed as they tried to rescue the hostages.
All the five gunmen who attacked the café and a chef, suspected to be their associates, were killed during a commando operation the next morning through which the hostage crisis ended.
Police later described the slain five militants as operatives of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.

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