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Japanese national murder: 5 held
Observer Online Report
Published :Saturday, 3 October, 2015,  Time : 4:46 PM  View Count : 36
Members of police, in separate drives, have arrested five people for their alleged involvement in the killing of Japanese national Hosi Koniyo from different areas of Rangpur city.

The arrested persons are: Golam Zakaria, owner of the house where Hosi Koniyo had been living, Zakaria’s son, project assistant of the Japanese citizen Humayun Kabir Hira and rickshaw pullers Monnaf and Murad.

Earlier in the morning, he was gunned down in Bangladesh's northern district of Rangpur within five days of an identical murder of an Italian aid worker in Dhaka.

Unknown assailants on a motorcycle fired at the Japanese in Rangpur’s Kawnia Upazila  around 11am on Saturday, killing him on the spot.

Aid worker Tavella Cesare, 50, was shot thrice while jogging at Gulshan diplomatic zone on Sep 28 by assailants riding a motorbike. He died later in a hospital.


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