Wednesday, April 1, 2015

64 people were killed during January to March; says Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

By Bangladesh Media; As many as 64 people were killed in custody of law enforcers and so-called crossfire in the first three months of the year, said rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK). Of them, 46 people were killed in so-called crossfire -- 15 by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), 24 by police and seven by other law enforcement agencies.

The number of people who died in custody between January and March is 18. Ten of them were killed in police and detective firing, according to a statement of the rights watchdog last night.
The daily Star contacted, Deputy Director Maj Rumman Mahmud of the Rab's Legal and Media Wing said they were yet to see the report and would comment after going through it.
The ASK statement was prepared on the basis of reports published in the national dailies and its own findings on incidents of human rights violation.
According to claims by families and others, plainclothes men identifying themselves as law enforcers picked up 25 people during this period. One of them was found dead later, the statement said.
During this period, 122 people died in 556 incidents of political violence. Sixty-nine of them were burnt to death. Besides, 3,051 people were injured in separate incidents of violence, it added.
The ASK report also stated as many as 112 women were raped and 15 of them were killed after rape between January 1 and March 31.

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