A Bangladeshi cattle trader was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Putkhali border point in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga early Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Imran Hossain, 24, son of Mahir Uddin of Hariharnagar village in the upazila.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and local sources said BSF troops from Putkhali camp detained Imran and tortured him when he entered the Indian territory illegally in the early hours, according to a UNB report.
Later, BSF members opened fire at Imran from near in the camp, leaving him dead on the spot.
Local people recovered bullet-hit body of Imran from a water body adjacent to Putkhali border.
Confirming the incident, Lieutenant Colonel Qazi Asaduzzaman, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-6, said Imran was shot dead by BSF.
BGB sent a letter to BSF Battalion-173, protesting the killing, added Asaduzzaman.