Bangladesh arrests four over Italian aid worker killing

Four suspects arrested in Bangladesh in connection to murder of Italian aid worker

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

The photo shows workers carrying the coffin containing Italian citizen Cesare Tavella, who was shot to death on September 28 by unidentified gunmen in Bangladesh.

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.

TRTWorld and agencies