Bangladesh police announced that 4 people allegedly involved in the killing of Italian aid worker have been arrested on Monday.
Italian citizen Cesare Tavella (50) was shot dead on Sept. 28 when he was jogging near Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.
Tavella was working for Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO), a Netherlands based non-governmental organization in Bangladesh.
Following the attack, witnesses said that the suspected gunmen by a motorcycle shot three times at him and fled the scene immediately.
“We have arrested four people in connection with the murder of Cesare Tavella. Three of them were his killers,” Dhaka police spokesman Muntashirul Islam said.
Islam said police had captured a motorbike which was used by assailants and added further information about the attack will be released at a police press conference later on Monday.
ISIS have reportedly claimed the responsibility for the attack, however the Bangladeshi government has not verified it yet.
Only a week after the Tavella’s killing, the group said they were behind murder of a Japanese farmer who was killed by gunmen in northern Bangladesh.