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2 Bangladeshi's reportedly killed by BSF in Chapainawabganj

  • Published at 11:55 pm June 24th, 2019
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File photo of a portion of the Bangladesh-India border fence Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The locals claimed that the body of one of the victims is still on the Indian side of the border

Two Bangladeshi men have been reportedly killed by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at Bakherali border in Chapainawabganj during the early hours of Monday.

The deceased are: Bakkar, son of Charbadanga uazila's Ayub Ali, and Selim, son of Muktar Ali of Shibganj uazila.

Locals claimed that BSF men opened fire at 40-50 Bangladeshi cattle traders who entered the Indian side of the border through the Bakherali border in Chapainawabganj on Sunday night. Bakkar and Ali died on the spot.


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They further claimed that Bakkar's body is still with the BSF.

When contacted, Lt Col Sajjad Sarwar, commanding officer of BGB 53 Battalion said:"We have heard the news of casualties in Bakherali but are not sure about the number.

"We have started our investigation regarding the incident. The media will be notified on future developments."