Three Bangladeshi nationals have been killed along the border in the past ten days
The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has shot dead a Bangladeshi teenage boy along the Jagdal border in Thakurgaon.
Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Dharmagarh Union Parishad Chairman Shafiqul Islam Mukul said the incident occurred near Jagdal camp around 5pm on Monday.
The deceased boy, Sohel Rana Babu, 14, hailed from Maradhar village in Haripur upazila.
Quoting locals, the UP chairman said: “Sohel Rana illegally trespassed into India with his maternal uncle a few days ago to attend a feast. On Monday, the duo was returning to Bangladesh through the 373/2 pillar area of Jagdal border.”
“BSF personnel began firing on them, leaving Sohel dead on the spot. The victim’s uncle was able to get away safely,” he said.
Ranisankail Press Club President Mobarak Ali also confirmed the matter saying: “Sohel got stuck in a barbed wire fence while trying to run away from the BSF. He was then shot dead.”
Responding to queries, Commander of BGB Thakurgaon 50 Battalion Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud said: “We have yet to receive confirmation about this border killing incident. The BSF has been contacted, and a flag meeting has been scheduled.”
“We will get confirmation after attending the flag meeting,” he said.
Three Bangladeshi nationals have been killed along the border in the past ten days. On January 18, BSF shot dead Jahangir Alam, 21, near the Dharmagarh border; and Md Jonorul Haque, 22, was gunned down at the Manipur border area just four days after that incident.