Headway in the Tavella case
After weeks of little visible progress in the investigation of the murder of Cesare Tavella, an Italian national, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has caught four suspects involved in the killing and recovered a motorcycle that was apparently used by the murderers to escape. According to the police, the suspects are convicted criminals who have confessed that they had been hired to kill any foreigner who was 'white'. They have also admitted that they had been hired by a 'big brother' to carry out the killing.
The police have insisted that there are no militant links to this murder, thus rejecting the IS claim posted by US-based SITE Intelligence Group.
We are heartened that the police have made some headway in a murder that has spread fear and confusion among the international community. We hope however, that this case is not in any way politicised, and the investigation is carried out fairly and efficiently. Not only the hired assassins but also the masterminds of this murder and that of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi must be identified and brought to book. This is the only way that the fears of the international community as well as those of all Bangladeshis, will be allayed. We hope in the coming days the police will be able to come up with more information regarding the cases and share it with the public.