Dhaka: A Japanese man was shot dead in northern Bangladesh on Saturday, nearly a week after the murder of an Italian woman in Dhaka, police said.
 
The victim was identified as Osikonio, 55.
 
Police officer Rezaul Karim said a group of miscreants opened fire at the Japanese while he was walking on a street in Rangpur district. He died while being taken to the hospital.
 
The motive behind the killing could not be immediately known.
 
Cesare Tavella, 50, an official of the Netherlands-based NGO ICCO Cooperation, was shot dead on September 28 in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone. 

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