• Thursday, Dec 09, 2021
  • Last Update : 04:03 am

Man gunned down at Rajshahi border

  • Published at 02:49 pm October 27th, 2021
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Undated photo shows barbed wire fence along the Bangladesh-India border Courtesy

Police and BGB suspect he was shot while crossing the border

The body of a man with bullet wounds has been recovered in the border area of Rajshahi’s Paba upazila.

Authorities suspect Border Security Force (BSF) shot and killed him when he was crossing the border.

The deceased has been identified as Md Mithun, 25, son of Manjur Hossain of Char Majhardiar of Paba upazila. 

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Rajshahi Battalion 1 Commander Lt Col Sabbir Ahmed said Mithun was a motorcycle rider in the Char Majhardiar area. His body was found lying 200 yards from the Indian border. It is suspected that the BSF shot him.

“We have reported the matter to the police so they can recover the body,” he added.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mahbub Hossain of Damkura police station said we cannot be sure who shot the man, but the assumption is that he was shot while crossing the border. Currently, the BGB has the body in their custody. 

After preparing an inquest report, the body will be sent to the morgue of Rajshahi Medical College for autopsy. Legal action will be taken in this regard, said the OC.

Meanwhile, according to Indian high commission officials, the BSF strongly denies that there was any such incident on their side.

It is noteworthy that the victim was found 200m inside Bangladesh territory. It is therefore highly unlikely that this would be the result of BSF firing, the official added.

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