Monday, September 20, 2010

NEWS: NHRC asks govt to probe youth’s killing by BDR

Staff Correspondent

The National Human Rights Commission has asked the home ministry investigate the killing of a youth by the Bangladesh Rifles in Lalmonirhat on August 18.

The ministry was also asked to report to the commission by October 3 after inquiring the complaint filed by Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights on the basis of newspaper reports on the killing.

According to the complaint, personnel of the 31 Battalion at the Moghalhat picked up the youth, Rashedul Haque, from village Chowratari, took him to the riverside and beat him to death before throwing the body into river Dharla.

Hearing the scream, villagers came forward but the BDR drove them away.

In its order passed on August 26, the commission also directed the home minister to take necessary action after looking into the complaint.

The Newa Age, 14, 09,2010 
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