The militant suspect, who was killed during a gunfight with law enforcers after an attack on police near Sholakia Eidgah on Thursday, was a private university student.
Abir Rahman was a BBA student of the capital’s North South University and son of Sirajul Islam of Debidwar upazila in Comilla, said police super of the district Anwar Hossain Khan.
Abir, who used to reside in an upscale area of the capital, had been missing for the last eight months, police said, adding that before getting admitted to the BBA course, he completed his A-level from Bangladesh International Tutorial.
Four people, including two policemen, were killed and 12 others injured in a bomb attack coupled with an exchange of gunfire after terrorists attacked a temporary police check post near Sholakia Eidgah in Sadar upazila on Thursday morning.
Law enforcers have so far arrested seven people, including two suspected attackers — Shafiul Islam Sohan alias Mukaddil and Ahsanullah – in connection with the attack.