Five people, including two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, were killed in separate “gunfights” in three districts yesterday.
Almost every day we find reports of “crossfire” or “shootouts” in newspapers. This newspaper reported on Monday that six alleged “drug dealers” and “robbers” were killed on the previous day.
Transparency International Bangladesh has expressed deep concern over the killing of more than 100 people in “gunfights” during the ongoing nationwide anti-narcotics drive.
The tally of alleged drug peddlers killed in “shootouts” stood at 22 in the last one week with nine of them shot to death yesterday alone amid anti-narcotic drives of law enforcers across the country.
Three alleged robbers were killed in separate incidents of “gunfight” in Chapainawabganj and Comilla in the early hours yesterday.
Two people including a fugitive accused of raping a five-year-old girl in Cox's Bazar were killed in “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in the last two days.
Two alleged criminals were killed in “shootouts” between their cohorts and law enforcers in Chittagong and Habiganj early yesterday.
As many as 68 people have been killed in “crossfire” during encounter with law enforcement agencies in the first six months of this year, says Ain o Salish Kendra.