Dhaka, November 13 (NIA): Holey Artisan Bakery, the up-market restaurant in Dhaka’s posh Gulshan area, which was the scene of a terrorist massacre on July 1, will not re-open, one of its owners, Sadat Mehdi, told Dhaka Tribune.
On Sunday, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) handed over the keys to the restaurant to the owners as the investigations into the massacre in which 23 people, including 17 foreigners were killed, were over.
In the shootout with the police, two policemen and all the five terrorists were also killed.
DMP’s Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman said that as per the court’s order the keys of the premises were given back to its rightful owners.
“The land has been handed back, but Holey Artisan Bakery will not be restored. We will use the house as a residence,” owner Sadat Mehdi said
After the attack, the premises were under strict supervision. Only law enforcement agencies could access the premises for investigation.Among those who were killed were (from left to right): Abinita Kabir (Bangladeshi), Tarishi Jain (Indian) and Israt Akhond (Bangladeshi).
Among those who were killed brutally with machetes were (from left to right): Israt Akhond (Bangladeshi), Abinita Kabir (Bangladeshi) and Tarishi Jain (Indian), all from well heeled and English speaking..