New York bomb plotter son of Bangladeshi banker
London: A Bangladeshi student who allegedly planned to blow up the US Federal Reserve is the son of a prominent banker who spent all his savings sending him to the US, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis travelled to the US in January after he reportedly talked his father, vice-president of a bank in Bangladesh, into financing his education in Missouri.
But he left after just one term and moved to New York City, claiming he hoped to transfer his studies - when in fact he began plotting how to "destroy America".
His family, from a middle-class neighbourhood of Dhaka, wept as they called the arrest "a racist conspiracy" and referred to Nafis as their "pride and joy", the Mail said.
He was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly tried to remotely detonate a fake 1,000-pound car bomb outside the building in lower Manhattan.
Quazi Mohammad Ahsanullah said his son, who he said was a devout Muslim, had asked him to finance his education in the US, telling him it was worth the money.
"I spent all my savings to send him to America," Ahsanullah told reporters from his home. He called on the Bangladesh government to intervene to get his son back.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Sheena murder: Trio to be taken to Raigad to re-construct crime scene
- Mikhail emailed sister Sheena Bora's resignation letter: Report
- Raksha Bandhan: Sushma Swaraj ties Rakhi to Venkaiah Naidu
- Watch: Wife catches husband with his girlfriend at Goa Airport
- Shiv Sena announces award of 2 lakh for Hindu families with 5 kids
- Know box-office report of Saif-Katrina's 'Phantom'
- Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail emailed Sheena Bora's resignation letter
- Ten interesting facts about hockey legend Dhyan Chand
- Sheena Bora murder case: Indrani Mukerjea's ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna, driver taken to Raigad to recreate crime scene
- Wife catches husband along with his girlfriend at Goa airport, video goes viral – Watch