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191 killed in Oct across country, says BHRC

WT24 Desk

A total of 191 people were killed in various incidents across the country in October, according to Bangladesh Human Rights Commission (BHRC), UNB reports.

Of them, two were killed for dowry while 21 in family feuds, 41 in social violence and six people in political violence, according to a report prepared by the organisation based on information gathered from different districts, upazilas and municipalities as well as national dailies.

Besides, 12 people were killed in the ‘hands of law enforcement agencies’, two were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF), five due to negligence of physicians, seven after abduction, nine in disappearing cases, 84 under mysterious circumstances and two after rape, the report said.

Expressing concern over the killings, the BHRC in a statement urged law enforcement agencies and other government offices concerned to perform their duties with more responsibility.

It also urged the government and the law enforcement agencies to take effective measures to end torture on children as well as killings.

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