Our Correspondent, Thakurgaon
One Bangladeshi cattle trader was killed when Indian Security Force (BSF) opened fire on a group of traders at Kirtanpara under Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh early yesterday.
The deceased was Shamu, 40, son of late Tamizuddin of Joyganj under Tetulia upazila of the district.
Around 1:00am BSF personnel of Madanbari camp shot at least six to eight rounds at the group, said Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) sources and the chairman of Debnagar union.
Sources said the incident took place as the traders reached near the pillar (no. 739/R-17) to purchase cattle from India. Shamu died instantly while others managed to escape unhurt.
After the incident the Indian border guards took the body to India. BDR strongly protested the killing and asked its Indian counterpart to return the body.
Company Commander of Bhutipukur BDR camp sent a proposal for a flag meeting and in response around 7:00pm the BSF agreed to hold the meeting at 12:00 noon today.