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113 incident of killing in Kushtia in 2012

Shanaz Aman, News Editor, The Kushtia Times - January 1st, 2013

At least 113 incident of killing took place in Kushtia in 2012.
Of the incident, 8 murder took place in the month of January, 4 were in February, 9 in March, 6 in April, 9 in June, 17 in July, 18 in August, 9 in September, 16 in October, 7 in November and 4 in December.
The killed people included businessmen, public representatives, students, political party men, criminals belonging to various outlawed parties and housewife.
The most sensational killing took place in the district on August 28. On the day, unidentified assailants gunned down Nurul Islam and his two associates on a boat of Gorai. Nurul was chairman at Ambaria Union Parishad (UP) in Khoksa upazila in the district. The killers detached head of Chairman Nurul Islam with sharp weapon and took away. Two others killed in the incident were Ansar Ali, 43 of Ambari in Khoksa and Bhutto, 25 of Domdom in Kumarkhali upazila of the district.
According to different data available in police records and NGO’s working against women violence and human rights, total 33 housewives were allegedly killed by their husbands in six upazilas in the district.
The killing issue was mainly over dowry and family feud follows various causes.
Eight women including three school students were killed after rape during the period. One Laki Khatun, 15 student of class IX was strangulated after gang rape.
Hasan Ali, district Monitor of human rights watch dog ADHIKAR told that they have monitored the incident of murder happened in last year.
“Only 22 charge sheets, out of 113 killing were submitted in different times till December 31,” said Hasan over its monitoring record.
When contacted, Kushtia police superintendent Mofiz Uddin told that all the IO’s (investigation officers) are working and charge sheets of the rest cases will be submitted in times.