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BSF kills Bangladeshi national at Lalmonirhat border

  • Published at 01:21 pm February 2nd, 2019
Map of Lalmonirhat district

Asadul was a cattle trader by profession

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has killed yet another Bangladeshi national, this time along the Macherhat border area in Lalmonirhat.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 51 Battalion Thangjahara Company Commander Rafiqul Islam said: “The deceased, Asadul Haque, 30, was shot dead by a patrol team of the BSF 143 Battalion from New Kuchlibari Camp around 4am on Saturday.”

“The BGB is preparing to send a letter to the BSF for a flag meeting. We will strongly protest the killing of Asadul,” he said. 

Asadul was a cattle trader by profession, hailing from the Nabinagar area in Baura union.

Meanwhile, Baura union Ward 5 UP member Mozammel Haque said: “A group of cattle traders was returning from India through the 802 Pillar area of the Baura border. The group was intercepted by a BSF patrol team that began firing on them.”

“Asadul was killed on the spot, while others in his group made their escape. His body was taken by the BSF patrol team,” he said.