Audio clip 'captures Bangladeshi police killing drugs suspect'

Audio clip 'captures Bangladeshi police killing drugs suspect'

Death of Akramul Haque raises fresh fears over extrajudicial killings in drugs crackdown

A recorded phone conversation that appears to capture Bangladeshi police killing a local politician has raised fresh concerns over a Philippines-style drugs crackdown, after 130 people were shot dead in three weeks.

Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) said last week it had killed Akramul Haque in a gunfight on 27 May. It accused Haque, 46, of being a drug dealer and claimed to have found two guns and thousands of methamphetamine pills on his body.

Related: Bangladesh’s Philippines-style drugs war creating ‘atmosphere of terror’

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