|Published : 22 Sep 2016, 20:35:48|
Gulshan café attackers buried in Jurain
The five militants and another suspected attacker killed in a raid on a Gulshan cafe have been buried in Jurain a month and 22 days after the attack on the eatery.
The charitable organisation Anjuman Mufidul Islam took charge of the bodies from the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and buried them at Jurain Graveyard on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia confirmed the bodies were handed over to the charitable organisation as 'unclaimed' ones.
"No one from among their relatives had contacted us to claim the bodies," he said, reports bdnews24.com.
Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) Director Rashidul Hasan said the coffins carrying the bodies were handed over to the police at CMH mortuary around 12pm.
Anjuman representatives and DMP counterterrorism unit Inspector Humayun Kabir, who is investigating the Gulshan attack case, were also present.
The identities of the slain five militants and their suspected associate were confirmed through DNA tests.
When contacted, Anjuman Executive Director Ilias Ahmed did not give any clear answer.
"Police give us bodies of unidentified persons and we bury them. They did so today too. We don't know whether they are the bodies from Holey Artisan," he said.
Another Anjuman official, requesting anonymity, said, "Our officials went to CMH with six carriers and two pick-up trucks. The bodies were buried in the afternoon following religious rules." - IH