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On Friday 21 May 1971, the Razakar forces led by Rajjab Ali Fakir of Bagerhat carried out a brutal genocide at Dakra village in Perikhali union of Rampal upazila. Kalibari in Dakra village was then a religious gathering place of the Hindu community in the area. They shot and slaughtered more than 600 civilians that day. This is the largest genocide perpetrated at the same place and at the same time in Bagerhat district. Sheikh Nazrul Islam, the then chairman of Perikhali Union, claimed that at least 646 people had been killed that day.