Families of the victims claim they were picked up by plainclothes DB police on Wednesday
Bullet-hit bodies of three men were recovered from under a bridge in the Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj.
Police recovered the bodies from under bridge no 11 in the Alampur area of Rupganj, in Purbachal, on Friday morning. They also found the illegal drug yaba in the pocket of one of the victim's.
With the help of the deceased's relatives, police have identified the bodies as Shimul Azad, 26, Nur Hossain Babu, 26 and Shohag Bhuiyan, all residents of the Mohakhali and Mugda areas of Dhaka.
Moniruzzaman Monir, officer in-charge (OC) of Rupganj police station, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune. He said the bodies have been sent to the Narayanganj General Hospital for autopsies.
The OC said police rushed to recover the bodies on receiving information from locals.
He could not confirm whether there had been any cases lodged against the deceased.
Meanwhile, the families of the victims have claimed that they had gone missing after being picked up by plainclothes police from the Detective Branch (DB) on Wednesday.
Rupganj police station Sub-Inspector Sikander Ali told the Dhaka Tribune that, according to Nur Hossain Babu's family's statement, Babu had called them at around 10pm on Wednesday and informed that he, with his friends Shimul and Shohag, were coming back from Jessore the same day.
Later, when his family tried to contact him, they found his phone switched off.
On the other hand, Shimul Azad's wife Aysha Akter Anni told this correspondent that Shimul and his two friends had gone to Jhenaidah.
She claimed that while preparing to come back to Dhaka on Wednesday, all three of them got picked up by detectives in plainclothes from the bus-stand in the Daulatdia Ghat area.
Aysha also found her husband's phone switched off. Later, she went to identify Shimul's body after police contacted her.
She said Shimul was not involved in any kind of politics, and used to run a small business.
When asked about the involvement of DB police, the OC of Rupganj police station said an investigation is underway to find the identities of the murderers.