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Political violence kills 58 till September: ASK

01 October 2022

Staff Reporter :
At least 15 people were killed in "extrajudicial killings" and "custody of law enforcement agencies" across the country in the last nine months (January-September) of this year, said a report on Friday.
The report prepared by Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) based on information published in national newspapers, also said that four people were abducted by law enforcers in plain clothes during the mentioned time.
Meanwhile, 58 people were killed and 5,400 injured in a total of 387 incidents of political violence, including local elections at different levels, across the country during the time, the right body said.
It further said that miscreants attacked eight business establishments, including four houses of the minority community in two incidents during this period.
A total of 209 men and women have been made victims of sexual harassment-related incidents, of which 136 are women and 73 are men, it said.
A total of 1,278 children have been subjected to various forms of torture and murder in different parts of the country in the last nine months. Of them, 240 children have been murdered while one killed after failing to rape.
Besides, around 1,038 children were tortured in many ways.  Some, 44 children committed suicide and some 44 were abused sexually, 91 minor bodies were recovered from different parts of the country while the ASK recorded suspicious deaths of 18 children during this period.
Of the total 395 victims, 54 children were killed in Dhaka, 24 in Narayanganj, 21 in Gazipur, 16 in Comilla and 15 in Chattogram, the report said.
Around 136 women and 73 men were victims of sexual harassment. Some seven women out of the 136 took their own lives after being violated by miscreants.
A total of 734 women were sexually abused, 34 women were killed after rape and seven women committed suicide in the nine months period.
Besides, 148 women were tortured over the dowry-related feud and of them 69 were killed and six committed suicide.
Some 19 domestic helps were tortured and due to this, 10 of them met the end of their lives. A total of 11 women came under acid attack and of them three have died.
A total of 28 people lost their lives in mass beating and of the 15 people died in the mass beating in Dhaka division during the last nine months, the report said.

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