DHAKA: A Bangladesh courtroom passed down the death sentence on Tuesday for 5 militants discovered to blame of killing a Japanese citizen, courtroom officers stated.
Kunio Hoshi, 65, used to be gunned down in October 2015 by way of masked males on a motorbike on his means to talk over with a grass farm challenge in the northern district of Rangpur.
The killing got here not up to every week after an Italian help employee were killed in a identical type in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter.
Public prosecutor Rathish Chandra Bhawmik stated the 5 had conspired to kill Hoshi to destabilize the federal government and the rustic.
Police stated the accused have been individuals of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh.
The courtroom acquitted one defendant as fees towards him may just now not be proved.
Attacks on foreigners are uncommon in Bangladesh. But it has noticed a emerging tide of violence over fresh years, in which no less than six on-line critics of non secular militancy have been hacked to death, amongst them a U.S. citizen of Bangladesh starting place.
Since 2013, a complete of 48 folks, together with 20 in cafe assault, were killed or critically wounded by way of militants.
Abul Hossain, protecting, stated he would attraction.
“We don’t seem to be glad with this judgment and we will be able to move to the Supreme Court after you have complete reproduction of the verdicts,” he stated.