US ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat has urged the government to arrest and try the killers of Japanese national Kunio Hosi as soon as possible.
The US envoy made the call in a statement on the brutal killing of the Japanese citizen in Rangpur on Saturday.
“I urge the government of Bangladesh to investigate every aspect of this crime and to bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible," the ambassador said.
Kunio Hosi was gunned down by unknown miscreants at Alutari of Kaunia upazila in the northern district of Rangpur on Saturday.
He came to Bangladesh four months ago and had an agricultural project under which he grew Napier grass on two acres of leased land in Alutary, which is five kilometres off Rangpur city.
Earlier on September 28, Italian citizen Tavella Ceaser was shot dead by unidentified criminals in Gulshan.
He used to work as the project manager of Profitable Opportunities for Food Security (Proofs), a project of Netherlands-based organisation ICCO Cooperation.
Soon after the murder, Reuters reported that an online statement in the name of the hardline Islamist group Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.