Bangla mutiny ends; over 100 killed, 130 missing
Dhaka, Feb 27: The Bangladesh rifles (BDR) mutiny ended on Friday, Feb 27, but the 130 officials held as hostages are still missing. The mutiny has claimed more than 100 lives although the death toll could not be confirmed.
The officials confirmed the death of BDR chief, Major Shakil Ahmed at the very onset of the rebellion at a 'darbar' or meeting of soldiers with senior officers.
"Four soldiers jumped forward and killed instantly the DG sir (Ahmed) as he stepped out of the darbar hall as the mutiny started on Wednesday," Lieutenant Colonel Syed Quamruzzaman told on Friday, Feb 27 morning.
Elite Armed Police Battalion and Dhaka Metropolitan Police units took control of the main Pilkhana headquarters of the paramilitary border guards after the mutineers surrendered their arms and returned to barracks.
The Police officials are on a search operation with fire service rescuers and have recovered seven bodies in the process.