Two Islamic State militants, who killed a Japanese citizen in Bangladesh, are reportedly hiding in India.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the two assassins were involved in the murder of Japanese agro researcher Kunio Hoshi on 3 October, The Hindu reported.

India is reportedly trying to track down the Isis fighters after Bangladesh alerted about the presence of the militants.

During the Home Secretary-level talks held in Dhaka last week, Bangladesh had provided the names, photographs and addresses of 204 top terrorists from the country who have entered India.

These include members of Bangaldeshi insurgent outfits such as Jamat-ul-Mujahideen and Ansarulallah Bangla.

Most of the terrorists are hiding in border states surrounding Bangladesh such as Assam, West Bengal and Meghalaya, Khan told the daily.