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BSF returns Bangladeshi national’s body in Thakurgaon border

  • Published at 12:10 am January 20th, 2019
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The deceased, Jahangir Alam Raju, 21, hailed from Shahanabad village under Ranisankail upazila.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) returned the body of a Bangladeshi national who was shot dead along the Dharmagarh border region of Thakurgaon.

The deceased, Jahangir Alam Raju, 21, hailed from Shahanabad village under Ranisankail upazila.

171 BSF officially handed over Raju’s body to 50 Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday around 7:30pm, 38 hours after being shot.

BGB Thakurgaon 50 Battalion captain Lt Colonel Tuhin Moha Masud confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

He said a BGB-BSF flag meeting was held at the battalion commander level on Saturday.

After the flag meeting led by the 171 BGB Commander Subedar Ibrahim and the company commander of BSF Pran Kumar, the formalities for handing over the body were completed. 

On Saturday night, the body was given to the family members of the deceased, said Ranishankail police station Officer-in-Charge Abdul Mannan.

According to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) sources, Raju attempted to cross the barbed wire border fence, along with several associates, at the Dharmagarh border in the early hours of Friday.

The BSF fatally shot Raju after he trespassed onto Indian soil; as his associates made their escape.