8 charged with mur­der of Ja­panese farmer

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Eight mem­bers of an out­lawed Is­lamist group have been charged with mur­der­ing a Ja­panese farmer who was shot dead in north­ern Bangladesh last year, a pros­e­cu­tor said yes­ter­day. Hoshi Ku­nio, 66, was killed last Oc­to­ber in a drive-by shoot­ing on a dirt road out­side the north­ern town of Rang­pur where he was a long-term res­i­dent.

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