407 killed in August in Bangladesh!

The Daily Star September 2, 2012

Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC), an international human rights and peace body, expressed deep concern over the country’s deteriorating law and order situation in the month of August this year, said its press release yesterday.

A report published by BHRC showed that at least 407 people were killed all over the country in August, with 14 people killed every day on an average.

Of the total victims, 269 people were killed in social unrests, 28 were killed in political clashes, four were killed by law enforcers, four were killed by mobs, 24 were killed for dowry, 12 were killed after being raped, two were burned to death, seven died for the negligence of doctors, and four were killed by Indian border guards, it said.

BHRC prepared the report on the basis of information from its local offices and national newspapers.

It also urged the government to make the country’s law and order more effective to minimise the incidents of killing.


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