After the police operation, at least eight bodies were found on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, some of which showed signs of torture.
After a gun battle, at least eight bodies were found in a mangrove swamp outside Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, some of which showed signs of torture Involving the police.
Rio de Janeiro State Police said that the police are investigating this terrible scene together with forensic experts. Slum slum Salgueiro is located approximately 35 kilometers (20 miles) northeast of the beach city.
Residents who asked not to be named told the Brazilian media that they expected more bodies to appear after the “fierce” shootout. Community.
“The bodies were thrown into the mangrove swamp. They showed signs of torture, and people threw one on top of the other. It had all the signs of a massacre,” a witness told Global Television Brazil on Monday.
The station is one of Brazil’s most popular networks, and it displays scrolling images of unidentified bodies covered in white sheets on the edge of a swamp.
Police said that the first clashes broke out in the area on Saturday, when a patrolling police officer was killed in the attack. The Rio Police Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) subsequently launched a raid on Sunday.
Rights groups Elite troops are often accused of indiscriminate killing and excessive violence in severe operations against slum drug trafficking gangs.
Police said: “BOPE carried out an operation in Salghero on Sunday after receiving news that a person involved in the Saturday attack was injured and hiding in the area.”
“The team was attacked near the mangrove swamp, which led to fierce confrontation.”
Rio military police did not respond Accusations from the locals Officials involved in torture or multiple killings.
The police said in a statement: “Eight bodies have been found so far.”
The police said that after the suspected drug gang launched a violent attack, they entered the area to “stabilize” the area.
The police stated that they seized two pistols, ammunition, more than 800 cannabis bricks and more than 3,000 packets of substances similar to cocaine in the raid.
Salgueiro’s murder is one of at least 58 murders Shooting The rights group Fogo Cruzado stated that there have been three or more victims in Rio State so far this year.
It stated that 43 of them were during police operations.
In May, bloody raid on alleged drug dealers in Jacarezinho slum Killed 28 peopleHuman rights organizations accused the police of “summary executions” during the operation.