Police questioning six people over Japanese’s murder

Police questioning six people over Japanese’s murder


Hoshi was gunned down in Rangpur’s Kaunia Upazila on Saturday morning, five days after the almost similar murder of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in Dhaka’s Gulshan.Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for murdering both foreigners and threatened more attacks.But the government has ruled out the presence of the militant group in Bangladesh.Kunio was on his way to his grass farm at Kaunia’s Alutari village when three masked men riding a motorcycle shot him thrice from close range and fled, police said quoting locals.The 66-year-old died on his way to the hospital.

A delegation from the Japanese embassy in Dhaka visited the hospital Sunday morning before the autopsy.They also visited the area at Alutari village where Kunio was attacked.


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