Sunday, 3 May 2009

BSF kills 2

Star Report

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed two Bangladeshis on the borders of Satkhira and Lalmonirhat on Friday.

Our Satkhira correspondent reports: The BSF shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader early Friday on the Khalisha border.

The deceased was identified as Khalilur Rahman, 35, son of Ekramul Haque of Boalia in Kalaroa upazila.

BSF men of Khalisha camp under Swarupnagar Police Station of India opened fire on some cattle traders while they were trying to enter India with their cattle near Khalisha leaving Khalilur dead on the spot, locals said.

BSF men took away the body, sources said. When contacted Lieutenant Colonel Iqbal Azim, commanding officer of 41 rifles battalion, confirmed the news.

Our Lalmonirhat correspondent adds: BSF men killed a Bangladeshi fisherman at Daikhowa of Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat near the main pillar No 903 Friday morning.

BSF took away the body to India. The victim was identified as Rashedul Islam, 30, son of Akhter Hossain of Daikhowa.

As Rashedul went to Maldah Chhora river which is located within Bangladesh territory near the main pillar No 903 in the morning to catch fish, BSF members on patrol of Lal Bazar camp of 46 No BSF Battalion opened fire on him leaving him dead on the spot.

The BSF members took away the body to India, BDR and local sources said.

Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) of Daikhowa BOP company camp sent a protest letter to Indian Lal Bazar camp BSF the same day. The letter demanded immediate handover of the body to BDR.

Referring to the BSF reply BDR said the body would be handed over to BDR after completion of its post-mortem in India.

Commanding Officer of Lalmonirhat 31 Rifles Battalion Lieutenant Colonel Golam Ambiya acknowledged the matter and said the situation on Daikhowa border is under control.

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