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BSF shoots Bangladeshi youth dead along Satkhira border

The victim used to bring in illegal goods including cattle from India by river

Update : 12 Jul 2021, 08:27 PM

A young Bangladeshi man was shot dead in India by its Border Security Force (BSF) near the Kaliganj border in Satkhira early on Monday.

The deceased, Abdur Razzak, 19, son of Ramzan Gazi of Bharashimla union, was said to have been involved in cattle smuggling for a long time. 

The victim used to bring in illegal goods, including cattle from India, by river, reports a correspondent from Satkhira quoting locals.

Abdul Khaleq Khan, UP member of Bharashimla in Kaliganj, said: “We heard the sound of gunshots on the Indian side of the border in Basantapur around 2am on Monday. 


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“Later, I learned that Razzak was shot dead by the BSF in India’s Hingalganj, on the other side of the Ichhamati River.” 

Razzak's uncle Habibur Rahman said that the BSF had kept Razzak's body at Basirhat Badratala Hospital. 

“I have made a written request to the Border Guard Bangladesh to bring back his body,” he added.

Havildar Khalilur Rahman of BGB's Basantapur BOP said that they would send a letter to Hingalganj BSF in India.

On June 29, another Bangladeshi youth Rifat Hossain, 30, was shot dead by a BSF patrol team along Lalmonirhat border when a group of cattle traders went to the border to bring cattle.

In September last year, the BSF reiterated its policy of using non-lethal weapons on the Bangladesh-India border in response to the concerns expressed by the BGB on border deaths.

The BSF assured that all unarmed and innocent trespassers, and the victims of human trafficking will be handed over to BGB personnel.

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