Shock over 'elite' Bangladesh sus­pects

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

Bangladeshi po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate Fri­day’s deadly at­tack on a Dhaka cafe, amid shock at the elite back­ground of most of the sus­pects.

They in­clude the son of a gov­ern­ment politi­cian, along with univer­sity and elite pub­lic school stu­dents.

Nine Ital­ians, seven Ja­panese, one US cit­i­zen and an In­dian were killed in the 12-hour siege at the Ho­ley Ar­ti­san cafe in the Gul­shan neigh­bour­hood. One Ital­ian is un­ac­counted for.

Bangladeshi In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Hasanul Haq Inu said “a ma­jor­ity of the boys who attacked the restau­rant came from very good ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions. Some went to so­phis­ti­cated schools. Their families are rel­a­tively well-todo peo­ple.”

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