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BSF kills two Bangladeshis along borders

  • Published at 06:47 pm January 11th, 2020
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File photo of a member of Border Security Force (BSF) seen patrolling along the India-Bangladesh border Collected

Seeing some men trespassing into Indian territory, BSF personnel of Barogheria camp opened fire

Two Bangladeshi nationals were reportedly killed by Indian Border Security Force(BSF) in last two days.

In Thakurgaon, a Bangladeshi national was shot dead by India's Border Security Force (BSF) for trespassing into Indian territory near Paria border area in Baliadangi upazila early yesterday.

The deceased identified as Sabul Islam, 46, was son of Tamiz Uddin, a resident of Taranjubari village of the upazila.

Maj Humayan Kabir, acting commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB 50), said: “Sabul Islam along with a few others crossed the Paria border near the pillar no 387. Seeing the men trespassing, BSF personnel of Barogheria camp opened fire during which Sabul was killed while his associates managed to escape.

"The body is under the custody of Indian police. We have called for a flag meeting with the BSF, where they will hand over the body.” 

In Lalmonirhat, a Bangladeshi youth was beaten to death allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Burimari border in Patgram upazila on Friday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Abu Sayeed, 26, son of Benzir Rahman of Bamondol area in the upazila.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), locals and victim’s family members said BSF beat Sayeed suspecting him as a smuggler while he was working on a tobacco field near the border on Friday evening and left his body near an electric pole.

Police from Metholiganj police station in India took away Sayeed’s body on Saturday morning, they said.

Abul Hossain, Burimari company commander of BGB Rangpur Battalion-61, said a letter has been sent to BSF for a flag meeting in this regard.