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Bangladeshi teenager shot dead by BSF along Lalmonirhat border

  • Died while undergoing treatment
  • BGB-BSF holds flag meeting
Update : 27 Mar 2024, 10:24 PM

A Bangladeshi teenager was shot dead by members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Durgapur border in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat district on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Liton Mia, 19, son of Mokchedul Islam of Dighaltari area of Durgapur union of the upazila.

Liton died around 11pm while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India's Cooch Behar, said Lt. Col. Mofazzal Hossain Akand, captain of the 15th Battalion of the BGB in Lalmonirhat.

A flag meeting was held between the BGB and the BSF near main pillar number 923 of Durgapur border of the upazila at 11:30am on Wednesday, he said.

The process of bringing back the body of the Bangladeshi is underway, added the officer.

Earlier, the BSF troops opened fire on a group of Bangladeshis while they were trying to bring cattle through the main pillar number 923 of the border area, leaving Yusuf seriously injured.

Later, the BSF personnel took him to MJN Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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