Tavella was killed to put govt under pressure: Police

Tavella was killed to put govt under pressure: Police


Police say the murder of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella inside Dhaka’s diplomatic zone was aimed at putting the government under international pressure.The assailants’ plan was to ‘murder any white person’ to lead the other countries to believe that ‘Bangladesh was not safe for foreigners’, the law-enforcers claim.Detective Branch officials say they teased out these information from four suspects they arrested on Sunday regarding this plot during questioning.Three of them were the motorcycle-riding shooters who gunned down Tavella, who was returning home after jogging on the streets of Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic enclave, on Sep 28, they said on Monday.

Rasel Chowdhury alias ‘Chakti Rasel’, Minhajul Arefin Rasel alias ‘Bhagne Rasel’ aka ‘Kala Rasel’, Tamjid Ahmmed Rubel alias ‘Shooter Rubel’ and Shakhawat Hossain alias ‘Sharif’ were nabbed from Gulshan, Badda and Madhya Badda of the capital Sunday.They were presented before the media on Monday at Dhaka Metropolitan Police headquarters.


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