Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested seven men for robbing two Indian nationals studying medicine in the capital.
The arrestees have been identified as Md Fakhrul Islam Foku, Md Almas, Md Samun, Md Abdullah Al Yusuf Ahmed Asik, Md Shahin, Md Babu and Md Shafiqul Islam.
The seven were arrested from different parts of the city and Keraniganj during raids on Friday, officials said. A private car, two machetes, a laptop, 19 mobile phones and some cash were found in their possession.
On January 23, Shahil Ahmed and Asif Iqbal, the two students of Dr Sirajul Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, were leaving for India on a two-week vacation.
Around 5am, on their way to the airport, the two were stopped by masked robbers in front of the Grameen Check showroom in the Magbazar Wireless area and robbed of their belongings, including a trolley bag, a handbag, a laptop, two mobile phones, Indian rupees 57,000 and Tk 7,600 in cash.
Following their complaint, an FIR was filed at Ramna Model Police Station on the same day.
The arrestees were wanted in several cases lodged at different police stations of the capital, the DMP said in a release.