Dhaka attack: One terrorist was a Shraddha Kapoor fan


Even as Bangladesh is tries to cope with the recent terrorist strikes at Dhaka, it has surfaced that one of the attackers belonged to an affluent family and was well-educated and had even met Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor once.

Suspected militant Nibras Islam, who got killed in the attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery café in the capital city on Friday (July 1), was allegedly brainwashed and radicalized by terrorists to carry out the heinous attack in the name of Islam, according to a report in India Today.

According to Nibras’ Facebook profile, the boy reportedly attended the campus of Australia's prestigious Monash University in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and had also studied in North South University in Dhaka.

Videos and photos from his profile show him as a well-spoken, pleasant young boy, joking and hanging around with his friends in a car. In one of the videos, Nibras is seen shaking hands with Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor. "Shraddha Kapoor you beauty!! The moment she holds my hand," he had captioned it.

Another video shows him as a regular boy travelling with his friends in car, speaking fluent English, joking around.

Nibras's Twitter account seems to have been inactive for a while with the last tweet around December 2014. "Alhamdulillah. Happiness is being with your loved ones. And being with friends you missed," read his last tweet.

Nibras, it seems, went missing since January, when his parents had managed to contact him for the last time. He was identified by one of his former classmates in North South University.

Reports claimed that the terrorists were all aged between 20 or 21 and were students of Dhaka's North South University. Some of them reportedly belonged to affluent families and had passed out of renowned schools in the city like Scholastica and Turkish International School.