Deadliest Gulshan attack which occurred on July 1 claimed 22 lives, including two policemen. The horrific hostage situation ended after 11 hours on Saturday morning when the commandos broke into the restaurant and killed six out of the seven gunmen. But, Hasnat Karim along his family gets freed immediately before beginning of the military operation.
Few hours after the rescue operation ended, photos and videos of the terror siege started emerging on social media.
In some of the photos and videos, a bald man was seen smoking cigarettes on the balcony on the second floor of the restaurant reportedly with two of the terrorists while in some other videos, he was seen having conversations inside the cafe and later walking out of the premises.
These footages and photos had raised a question: who is this man?
Later, people familiar with Hasnat, identified the bald man in the footage as Hasnat Karim.
According to some commenters who are reportedly close to the man, Hasnat was a lecturer at NSU but left the job at least seven years ago.