Dhaka: The bodies of five of the six Islamist assailants, who stormed an upscale Dhaka cafe on July 1 and left 22 people dead, were still at a mortuary here on Sunday as no one had come to claim them, police said.
The bodies of the terrorists — who are claimed to be from the Islamic State terror group — killed in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack were at the mortuary in the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka, The Daily Star reported.
Five of the militants, mostly coming from affluent families, were identified as Nibras Islam, Rohan Imtiaz, Meer Sabeh Mubasheer, Khairul Islam Payel and Saiful Islam while another remained unidentified.
Police said that only Saiful’s family wanted to take his body for the last rites but the law enforcers were yet to receive a written application in this regard.
Saiful Islam was working as a chef at the cafe, which the well armed young terrorists stormed on July 1 night shouting ‘Allha hu Akbar’.
The terrorists, numbering at least seven, killed in all 22 people, including 18 foreigners and two policemen, shortly after taking hostage most of the diners and staff of the cafe in the Gulshan diplomatic enclave of Dhaka.
Ending the 12-hour siege the next day, security forces killed six militants and captured one alive.