Más de 211 personas han sido sumariamente asesinadas en medio de una violenta represión anti-drogas. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.
By David Bergman
In the early morning of July 24, the dead body of 35-year-old Alamgir Hossain Badsha, an activist belonging to the student wing ofBangladesh's main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was found near a gas station in Sonargaon, a town 20km from the capital, Dhaka.
The paramilitary body, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said that Badsha, who they accused of being a drug dealer, had been killed during a gun fight with its officers who had earlier been tipped off about a drug deal.
"When officers arrived there, Badsha started shooting at them. When RAB fired back, Badsha was killed," Sheikh Billal Hossain, a senior policeman, told journalists.
He said that they recovered a gun, bullets and 15 units of the drug - Yaba, a mix of methamphetamine and caffeine - from his body.
According to authorities, Badsha's killing was an inevitable consequence of the government's determined campaign, which began in May 2018, to deal with drug criminals who shoot at the sight of law enforcement officers when an arrest is attempted.