Border killing has not stopped despite India’s repeated assurance
A Bangladeshi cattle trader has died after being shot by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Thakurgaon’s Kathaldangi border.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has protested the killing and called for a flag meeting with BSF.
BGB sources said BSF’s Nargaon camp troopers shot Ali Hossain, 17, on Saturday. He entered India illegally with several other cattle smugglers.
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Ali fled to Bangladesh with his injuries. Locals took him to Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital where he died a few hours later.
Border killing has been a contentious bilateral issue between Bangladesh and India. Deaths along the border have not stopped despite repeated assurances by Delhi.
According to BGB, the BSF killed 767 Bangladeshis between 2001 and 2017.