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2 Bangladeshis killed in BSF firing in C'nawabganj

  • Published at 11:17 am April 2nd, 2019
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File photo of a portion of the Bangladesh-India border fence Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

BGB to hold flag meeting with BSF regarding the matter

Two Bangladeshi cattle traders have been shot dead, reportedly by India's Border Security Force (BSF), in Masudpur border area under Shibganj upazila, Chapainawabganj.

The deceased are Milon, 17, son of Belal Hossain Kalu of Mandalpara village under Tarapur upazila; and Senarul, 25, son of Afsar Uddin from the same area.

Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Chapainawabganj 53 Battalion Commander Lt Col Sajjad Sarwar confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.

He said: "BSF members of Shobhapur camp battalion 78 opened fire on Milon and his associates while they were trying to cross into Indian territory around 3am on Tuesday, leaving one dead and another injured.

“Later, Milon’s associates carried his body back to Bangladesh.”

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Milon's brother-in-law Abdur Rahim said Milon had just completed his SSC examination this year.

Locals claimed that another Bangladeshi—Senarul—was also shot that night. 

BGB officials said that Senarul was brought to Bangladesh by locals after being shot, and then died on his way to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in the Monakosha area of the upazila. They said the deceased were part of a phensedyl, yaba, and cattle smuggling ring.

Lt Colonel Sajjad said: "BGB is going to issue a letter to BSF to hold a flag meeting."

Shibganj police station Officer-in-Charge Selim Reza said: "Milon and Senarul's body have been sent to Chapainawabganj Sadar Modern Hospital for autopsy."