Dhaka: None of the family members of the 14 terrorists killed in the Gulshan cafe attack and during a raid in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area have come forward to claim the bodies, media reports said on Saturday.
According to The Daily Star, the bodies of five terrorists, who were shot dead in a gunfight with security forces at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on July 2 are kept at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka.
The terrorists had killed 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, and two police officials during a siege at a cafe on July 1.
“No family member has filed any written application claiming the bodies,” a police official said.
The four terrorists involved in the Dhaka cafe attack were identified as Nibras Islam, Rohan Imtiaz, Meer Sabeh Mubasheer and Khairul Islam Payel while the identity of other terrorists remained unknown.
The body of Chef Saiful Islam, one of the accused in the cafe terror siege also remains at the mortuary.
Police said only Saiful’s family verbally wanted to take his body, but law enforcers have yet to receive any written application from them, The Daily Star reported.
Authorities of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) have preserved the bodies of nine suspected militants killed in the fierce gun battle during a police drive at a Kalyanpur building on July 26.
“The bodies are kept at the forensic department after autopsy as none has claimed those so far,” a police official said.
Though two to three persons went there to identify the bodies, none have claimed the bodies yet, DMCH sources said.
Eight of the terrorists involved in the Kalyanpur raid have been identified.