He was stabbed by the Border Security Force of India at the Manoharpur border
The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has stabbed and injured Abu Taher, a Bangladeshi shepherd at the Manoharpur border in Chapainawabganj.
The Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) commander of Chapainawabganj 53 Battalion Lt Col Sajjad Sarowar confirmed that the incident was caused by the BSF members of India's Nimtita camp late on Thursday night.
Abu has been identified as the son of Abdul Khalek; he is from Panka Union in Babupur Chakla Village at Shibganj upazila.
His family said: "Abu Taher and a few others went to India, crossing the Padma River, to get cows at 10pm on Thursday. They were chased by the BSF of Nimtita camp after crossing the river.
"The others escaped, but BSF hacked Abu's legs and wounded him; he then jumped into the river and swam across to Bangladesh. The patrol team of BGB 53 rescued him and took him to home when they learned what had happened."
Abu was then taken to the Shibganj Upazila Health Complex and later to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, for better treatment, after his health deteriorated.
However, BGB 53 could not verify how the incident occurred, even though they confirmed the authenticity of the occurrence.