Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Indian Envoy Pays Tribute to Victims of Holey Artisan Bakery Attack in Dhaka – N.F Times

The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Pranay Verma, along with his wife, paid homage to the victims of the 2016 Holey Artisan Bakery attack, on its eighth anniversary. The attack claimed the life of an Indian citizen.

On July 1, 2016, in Dhaka’s upscale Gulshan diplomatic enclave, 22 civilians, including 17 foreign nationals and two police officers, were killed by five gunmen.

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh shared images on Monday of Pranay Verma and his wife laying floral tributes to those who perished in the attack eight years prior.

“On the eighth anniversary of the terror attacks in the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, High Commissioner Pranay Verma and Mrs. Verma paid floral tributes to the victims, including an Indian national, who lost their lives in the carnage on July 1 eight years ago”, stated the Indian High Commission on X.

In 2019, an anti-terrorism court handed down death sentences to seven individuals involved in the attack, while acquitting one.

Following the attack, the cafe was closed and subsequently relocated. The original site has been sealed by the owners, only accessible to those paying tribute on the anniversary of the attack. This event is regarded as one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in the history of Bangladesh.

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