Killing of missing persons worries people

Md Esaraf Hossain

20 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

The recent killing of several people after they went missing has worried people.

Law enforcers said political rivalries, conflict over drug dealing, abduction for ransom and extramarital affairs are major reasons behind the killing.

Bodies of several missing people were found at different places, including water bodies in Keraniganj, Ashulia, Hemayetpur and Savar, were found in the last couple of days.

 “We are worried and are felling a sense of insecurity after seeing the recovery of the bodies of number of missing people,” said Babul Khan, a resident of Keraniganj area.

Several people alleged that some policemen are taking advantage illegally through arresting of ‘innocent people’ following the body recovery.

They said police arrested many persons on charges of the murders, but released them later in exchange for money.

Advocate Sigma Huda, chairman of Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights (BSEHR), alleged that law enforcers are involved in most of the extra-judicial murders.

She expressed deep concern over the growing incidents of missing of youths and recovery of their bodies from different parts of the country.  

She demanded immediate end to the forced disappearance of ‘innocent people’ and their killing without trial.

On Monday, police recovered bodies of two unidentified youths in Keraniganj area -- one from a dockyard at Toylghat and the other from Buriganja river.

Kharshed Alam, sub-inspector of South Keraniganj Police Station, said the body recovered from the dockyard bore several injury marks.

The body was decomposed. Police suspect that the victim might have been killed about four to five days ago. He might be killed elsewhere and his body dumped into the river, police said.

Additional superintendent of police (Keraniganj circle) Ramanando Sarkar said both the bodies were sent to Mitford Hospital for autopsy.

On Sunday, the bullet-hit bodies of two siblings were found in Sharsha and Keshabpur upazilas in Jashore, a day after they were allegedly abducted by unidentified men.

The deceased are Azizul Haque, 45, and Faruq Hossain, 50, sons of Zeher Ali of Jamtola Samta village in Sharsha.

In the morning, police recovered Azizul’s body from a mahogany orchard around 9:00am at Pashchimkota in Sharsha and informed Saidul.

Officer-in-Charge Mashiur Rahman of Sharsha police station said Azizul might have been killed in a gunfight between two groups of drug traders.

“Azizul alias Hatkata Azizul was an identified drug peddler. He is accused in seven to eight drug related cases,” he added.

Police recovered the bullet-hit body of Faruq from Dharmapur village on Sagordari-Chingra road in the morning.

On Sunday night, police recovered a decomposed body of a schoolgirl in Hathazari in Chattogram, two days after she went missing.

The deceased was identified as Tasnim Sultana Tuhin, 13, a class-VIII student of Hathazati Girls High School and College.

Three days ago, three bullet-hit bodies were recovered from under a bridge in Purbachal area of Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj.

They were identified as Sohaq 32, son of Shahidullah of Mohakhali area, Shimul 30, son of Abdul Malek of Mughda, and Nur Hossain alias Babu 30, son of Abdul Wahab of the same area.

Officer-in-Charge of Rupganj Police Station Moniruzzaman said they recovered the bodies on information from locals.

Police suspect that miscreants killed the men elsewhere and dumped the bodies here.

Ayesha Aktar, wife of Shimul, alleged that her husband and others were picked up by detectives from a passenger bus at Daulatdia ferry ghat on Wednesday.

Since then, they remained missing. Shimul was a small trader, she said. On information, they identified the body of Shimul at Rupganj police station, she added.

Last week, police recovered a decomposed body of an unidentified woman from North Goran area in the capital.