KUALA LUMPUR: Two Bangladeshi nationals, who died in the Dhaka attacks, had studied at Monash University Malaysia, according to the Inspector-General of Police.
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, however, said police were unable to confirm if they were gunmen or victims.
"No, I cannot confirm that they were the gunmen, even the authorities in Bangladesh are unable to confirm it.
"Please be careful about believing unconfirmed reports on social media," he told reporters at Bukit Aman here on Monday.
Khalid said police would investigate the duo’s activities if it was confirmed that they were involved in the attacks.
"We will check on all their movements here but I do not think that they were brainwashed during their time in the country," he said.
On Friday night, seven Islamic State militants killed 22 people including two police officers at a Western-styled café in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Six gunmen were shot dead by security forces during the siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe.
Bangladeshi authorities are interrogating one of the hostage-takers.