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Ex-UP member injured in BSF firing along Lalmonirhat border

  • Others with him escaped and informed patrol team
  • Referred to Rangpur for better treatment
Update : 17 Apr 2024, 11:10 AM

A former union parishad member was injured in firing by Indian Border Security Force along Lalmonirhat border near Aditmari upazila Tuesday night.

The injured, Saiful Islam Nannu, 50, of Dulali village under Aditmari upazila, is a former member of Velabari Union Parishad of the upazila.

Locals said that, after bringing cattle from India in the evening, Saiful Islam Nannu along with several other cattle traders were staying near the fence of Pillar No. 21 in the bordering Maldia area.

At that time, BSF personnel opened fire targeting the cattle traders that left Saiful Islam Nannu shot and injured.

The others escaped and informed the local Lohakuchi camp patrol team who rescued him in a bloody state and admitted him to Aditmari Upazila Health Complex.

Aditmari upazila Awami League President and Velabari UP Chairman Mohammad Ali confirmed the information.

Dr Bikram Chandra, a physician at the emergency department of Aditmari Upazila Health Complex, said that injured Saiful Islam Nannu was shot in the back and was referred to Rangpur Medical College Hospital after giving primary treatment.

Major Mofazzal Hossain, commander of the 15th Battalion of BGB in Lalmonirhat, said that he heard that one person was injured in BSF firing along the border.

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