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5 people killed everyday in Sept

  • Published at 06:17 pm September 30th, 2019
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A total of 169 people were killed in September

At least five people were killed everyday across Bangladesh in the month September, a study said.

Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC) and International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) issued a press release in this regard on Monday.

According to the statement, a total of 169 people were killed across Bangladesh this month.

The report was prepared based on data gathered from field offices of BHRC in different districts, upazilas, municipalities, and from national dailies.


Types of killing

Number of deaths

1.

Mysterious killing

38

2.

Social violence

36

3.

Family violence

30

4.

Law enforcement agencies

28

5.

Secret killings

09

6.

Abduction

07

7.

Political enmities

07

8.

Medical negligence

05

9.

Murder after rape

05

10.

Dowry

04

11.

Acid attack

01

In violence committed during September, 53 were raped, 14 experienced sexual harassment, four faced dowry related violence, while two journalists were harassed, and one became a victim to an acid attack.

In addition, another 228 people were killed in various transport accidents, while 15 committed suicide.

Expressing deep concern over the increasing trend in killing, the BHRC urged law enforcement agencies and government officials concerned to play their roles responsibly.

“If the law enforcement acts strictly and bring perpetrators to justice, the government will be able to bring down the number of killing to zero,” the statement said.