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Meghalaya lynching: Bodies of 2 victims handed over

  • Published at 06:18 pm August 15th, 2013
Meghalaya lynching: Bodies of 2 victims handed over

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over bodies of the two Bangladeshis who were beaten to death by a mob at Chichingpara in the state of Meghalaya of India on Tuesday.

The deceased are Hemanta Koch, 22, son of Srikanta Koch; and Shital Koch, 24, son of Premananda Koch of Rangtia village in Jhinaigati upazila.

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members and Nakugaon immigration police received the bodies on Nakugaon border in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur at 7:15pm on Wednesday, reports UNB.

The bodies were later handed over to the victim’s family members.

Earlier on Wednesday noon, a company commander-level flag meeting was held between BSF and BGB at no man’s land in Jhinaigati.

Nayek Subedar Abdul Kuddus, company commander of BGB 27 Battalion of Naksi camp, led the BGB team while Commander Rajmal Dokra of Kantipara camp headed the BSF side.

Abdul Kuddus confirming the news said they received the bodies of the two Bangladeshis after a flag meeting.

BGB and local sources said five Bangladeshis from Rangtia village entered the Chichingpara through Haldigram border point illegally on Tuesday noon.

Branding theme as cattle lifters, the Indian villagers chased them towards the border.

Of them, three successfully crossed the border and returned home, but the two youths were caught and beaten by the Indians severely, leaving them dead on the spot.  

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