Dhaka – The suspected terrorist, including one of the masterminds of the last month’s Gulshan cafe attack, were died of bullet wounds, physicians who conducted the autopsy said on Sunday.
The terrorists of the new JMB were killed in a raid by security forces in Narayanganj town, 20 kilometers east of capital Dhaka, as they were hiding in a three-storyed building at Paikpara.
Sohel Mahmud, an assistant professor of Forensic Department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the three succumbed to their injuries as they sustained bullet wounds in their heads.
Besides, splinter injuries were seen on the body of Tamim Chowdhury, the mastermind Gulshan attack, and the bodies of the two other militants, he said after conducting the autopsy.
The bodies were brought to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue from Narayanganj.
Police filed a case with Narayanganj Sadar Police Station against the three militants in connection with the incident.
Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-origin Canadian citizen, has been leading a fraction of the banned Islamist outfit Jammatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh and plotted a number of attacks in Bangladesh, including the July 1 attack at Holey Artisan Bakery.
Twenty civilians, mostly foreign nationals, were killed after the terrorists claimed to be of Islamic State holed up overnight at the restaurant. Six militants were killed after the army commandos stormed the cafe on the following morning.
Police had earlier announced Tk 2 million bounties for information about the terrorists.
Earlier on July 26, nine militants were killed during a special drive of the joint forces in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur, ending an overnight standoff that ensued with a raid to hunt down “militant den”.