Thursday, 28 January 2010

BSF allegedly beat dead Bangladeshi

Our Correspondent, Satkhira

Police yesterday recovered body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader who was allegedly beaten to death by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) from the Ichhamati River.

Victim Humayun Kabir, 26, was son of Abdul Wahab of village Nangla in Debhata upazila.

Family sources said, Humayun left for India to buy cattle four days ago and since then he had been missing.

Locals found the body floating in the river at Sreepur in Debhata. Being informed, police rushed to the spot and recovered the body with marks of injuries on his person.

Victim's father Abdul Wahab claimed that BSF men caught his son and tortured him to death and later threw the body into the river.

Another report says, BSF of Goborda camp in Swarupnagar in India fired three shots at the BDR of Baikari camp in Sadar upazila at about 4:30 am yesterday.

Meanwhile, a company level flag meeting between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and BSF was held at Madra border in Kalaroa upazila yesterday.

Officials of both the border guards agreed to resolve a number of disputes through discussion and necessary measures.

Subedar Abdul Quddus of Madra company under 41 Rifles Battalion Satkhira and inspector Dev Ram of Daharkanda BSF company in India led their respective teams.

Trans-border issues including terrorism, smuggling, drug peddling, women trafficking and other issues were discussed at the meeting.

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