Enforced disappearance doubles: Odhikar report

36 extrajudicial killings in September

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:42, Oct 03,2018


Rights organisation Odhikar said on Tuesday that the number of enforced disappearance doubled in September while 36 people were killed extrajudicially.
In its ‘statistics of human rights violations: January-September 2018’, Odhikar said that 30 people fell victim to enforced disappearance in September though they recorded 28 people’s enforced disappearance from January to August.
Of the 36 extrajudicial killings, 35 were killed either in ‘crossfire’ or ‘shot to death’ and the rest was tortured to death.
The figure took to 403 the number of extrajudicial killings between January and September, the report said.
It said that a Bangladeshi was killed and seven others were injured by the Indian Border Security Force in September.
The report said that 4 were killed and 261 were injured in political violence across the country in September while 48 women were raped and 16 girls had to face stalking.

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