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Detained Bangladeshi dies in Indian hospital

  • Published at 11:25 pm February 6th, 2020
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File photo of a member of Border Security Force (BSF) seen patrolling along the India-Bangladesh border Collected

The deceased, Delwar Hossain, 29, of Durgapur village in Aditmari upazila, died while undergoing treatment at a Coochbehar hospital in West Bengal

A Bangladeshi man has reportedly died in an Indian hospital after India’s Border Security Force (BSF) detained him for trespassing through the Durgapur frontier in Lalmonirhat.

The deceased, Delwar Hossain, 29, of Durgapur village in Aditmari upazila, died while undergoing treatment at a Coochbehar hospital in West Bengal, according to his wife Bilkis Begum.

She said: “My husband, who suffers from mental illnesses, went missing while I was away at my father’s house with my five year-old daughter on January 22. Later I came to learn Delwar had been detained by the BSF in India and later died in a hospital there.”

However, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB 15) Commanding Officer Lt Col SM Tauhidul Alam could not confirm the death and said: “We have confirmed that BSF detained a man named Delwar from the border on January 22.”

After a flag meeting with the BSF scheduled for Friday, we can be certain of his death,” he added.