IBFB concerned over killings of 2 foreigners

International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) is very concerned and shocked over recent killings of two foreigners in Dhaka and Rangpur in Bangladesh.

Such unexpected and unacceptable barbaric killings inside the territory of Bangladesh has tarnished the image of our country in international arena, which may adversely affect our

Cesare Tavella, the Italian national was shot thrice, post-mortem report says. Photo: Collected
Cesare Tavella, the Italian national was shot thrice, post-mortem report says. Photo: Collected

overall development process or even achieving the targets of Vision-2021 of the Govt, says a press release.

Due to prolonged political instability at the early stage of this year the business community had to bear huge financial losses. As a result of different remedial measures taken by the Govt. we were being inspired to return back from such economic turmoil. Under this circumstance, the brutal killings of an Italian citizen Cesare Tavella at Gulshan, a highly secured diplomatic area in the capital on 28 September 2015 and a Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio at Rangpur on the last Saturday, 03 October 2015 are making us very worried again about our business environment in future. Such unexpected incidence can seriously hinder the advancement of our business and economy and also attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country. IBFB strongly condemns such barbarous killings and urges the Govt. to properly investigate and immediately punish the culprits involved into the occurrences. If exemplary punishment of such horrific killings and overall safety and security of foreigners including the citizens living in this country is not ensured, IBFB is afraid that it will seriously hamper the country’s image in the world. As a result, all important business and economic sectors of the country including trade, commerce and investment may be adversely affected which in turn will put our overall socio-economic development in danger.