The Japanese embassy in Bangladesh expressed their desire to have its national Kunio Hoshi buried there.
Rangpur City Corporation Mayor Sharfuddin Ahmmed Jhantu said the first secretary of the Japanese embassy called him up on Thursday morning and asked whether (Hoshi) could be buried at any of the graveyards under the city corporation.
Sharfuddin Ahmed also said the official had also inquired about the burial costs.
It is still unclear whether Kunio will be cremated, not buried.
Meanwhile locals claim the 66-year-old Japanese , who came to Bangladesh in May, had converted to Islam while in Rangpur.
Hoshi lived in a house in Munshiparha, a city neighbourhood, and worked at a grass farm in Kaunia.
On Oct 3, Hoshi was shot dead while going to the farm, week after an Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was killed in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone.