Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One more killed in 'shoot out'!

Just 5 hours ago the death toll reached 271!

By Bangladesh Media, one more killed in a 'shootout' at Dhaka city! Death toll reached 271 during Bangladesh Awami League lead government. Same press release, same news format published by the newspapers. He was a 'criminal' according to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) inserted press release! But how come a newspaper make its news caption by writing that "Criminal killed in city 'shootout' "? While the first Bangladeshi online news agency bdnews24 reports "one killed in 'crossfire'"? Pro government?

The Daily Star reports that an alleged 'criminal' was killed in a 'shootout' between Rapid Action Battalion members and his cohorts in the city's Mohammadpur area early Wednesday. The dead was identified as Shamsher Mobin alias Shimul, 33, a resident of Kamrangirchar area in the capital. He was accused in eight cases, including one for murder, police said.

According to the police, a patrol team of Rab-2 raided a field at Dhaka Udyan in Mohammadpur at about 1:00am where Shimul and his associates were holding a meeting. Sensing their presence, the gang opened fire on the elite force members forcing them to fire back that triggered a 'gunfight'. At one stage, the criminals managed to flee the scene. Later, the Rab men found the bullet-hit body of Shimul on the field.

The elite force members recovered a firearm and some bullets from the spot. The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Same press release, same news! Only the numbers in death toll rises to 271 during the Awami League led government. Rights watch group says 11 people were killed in October 2010.

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