Five days after recovering three dead bodies from Dhaleswari river in Munshiganj, police have recovered three more unidentified bodies from the same area.
The latest recovery took place on Tuesday noon, Munshiganj Police Station sub-inspector Mizanur Rahman said.
The trio had been shot dead and their bodies, tied with cement sacks, were dumped into the river, he said.
The dead bodies appeared one after another within a short duration near a pontoon, the police official said.
There were signs of wounds, initially thought to have been caused by bullets, on their heads, he said.
The decomposed bodies were sent to a morgue for autopsy, he added.
Ismail Hossain, former president of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal’s ward-50 unit in Dhaka, went ‘missing’ on Nov 28. His body was recovered along with two others, from Dhalehswari river near Munshiganj on Dec 8.
Chhatra Dal, BNP’s student wing, alleged that the law enforcers picked up the organisation’s three leaders, including Ismail, from the capital’s Hatirpul area. Two of them are still missing, the organisation claimed.
Various human rights bodies like the National Human Rights Commission have expressed their anxiety at the increased frequency of such occurrences.
In most of the cases, the victims are picked up by people introducing themselves as law enforcers, especially as Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel. However, the law enforcers have denied the accusations.