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ASK alarmed by murders of rape accused

  • Published at 09:35 pm January 27th, 2019
The note tied to rape suspect Sajal's neck, saying: "I am Sajal. I am the rapist of [victim's name]. This is my punishment."Dhaka Tribune

The rights group calls the deaths extrajudicial killings

Rights group Ain o Salish Kendra has expressed alarm at the mysterious deaths of two persons accused of rape in the same pattern.

In a statement issued on Sunday, ASK demanded proper investigations into the two incidents: the first in Savar in January 18 and the second in Jhalakathi on Friday, where two young men accused in recent rape incidents were found shot dead. Both had notes stuck on their bodies stating their alleged crime.

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“ASK is deeply concerned by the similar incidents. We believe they require propre investigation that will reveal the truth,” the statement said.

Under the constitution and the principles of human rights, all persons have the right to fair trial, the organization said.

“These kinds of extrajudicial killings give the wrong message to thew society and undermine people’s faith in the law enforcement, rule of law, the judiciary and the state, which is never good for the nation,” it said.