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Youth killed in BSF firing along Dinajpur border

Locals claim the youth is Bangladeshi 

Update : 17 Feb 2023, 11:29 PM

A young man was shot dead allegedly by members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the Hili border area in Dinajpur on Friday evening. 

Locals claim the deceased is Shahbul Hossain Babu, 24, son of Abul Hossain, a resident of the Dharanda village of Hakimpur upazila. 

The incident took place inside India near the 285 sub-boundary pillar of the border around 7:30pm. 

Joypurhat-20 BGB Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Rafiqul Islam said they could not confirm whether the man was Bangladeshi or Indian. 

“The BSF is being contacted to confirm the matter,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Rafiqul Islam, ward councilor of Dharanda village of Hakimpur municipality, said the locals heard two rounds of gunfire near the border after the evening. 

“Later I found out that a young man named Shahbul Hossain Babu was killed,” he said. 

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