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Cattle trader killed by BSF along Lalmonirhat border

  • Published at 07:52 pm September 14th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:59 pm September 15th, 2017
Cattle trader killed by BSF along Lalmonirhat border
A Bangladeshi cattle trader has been killed and another injured by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Bamaldal border point in Patgram upazila on Thursday. Lt Col Golam Morshed, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangaldesh (BGB) of Lalmonirhat-15, said a team of 25 cattle traders, including Azhar Ali, 35, son of Moinul Haque of Rahmanpur area in Patgram upazila, went to India on September 10. While they were returning to the country with a consignment of cows on Tuesday, a BSF patrol team of Kuchbihar-61 battalion hurled crude bombs and pieces of stone towards the Bangladeshi cattle traders, leaving Azhar dead on the spot and some of the traders injured. On Thursday, BSF men recovered the body of Azhar from the upstream of the Saniajan River and informed BGB. However, the BSF is yet to hand over the body to Bangladeshi authorities through Indian police said Lt Col Morshed adding BGB sent a protest letter following the incident.