Thursday, 21 January 2010

BSF kills 5 on three borders in a week

Staff Correspondent, Khulna

Five Bangladeshis were killed by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in last one week on Jessore, Satkhira and Meherpur borders.

Bangladesh Human Rights Implementation Committee (BHRIC) has expressed grave concern at the killings of Bangladeshis by Indian Border guards on borders of the south-western region of the country.

According to BHRIC sources, a cattle trader named Hazrat Ali, 32, was beaten to death by BSF on Goga border of Benapole on January 9. Bongaon police recovered the body and later sent it to hospital morgue for autopsy.

On January 12, another cattle trader, Alauddin alias Ala, 30, was gunned down by BSF at Daulatpur frontier of Benapole.

The BSF men took away body and returned it on January 13. Ala was son of Akbar Ali of Goirha village under Benapole Police Station of Jessore district.

A young man named Shafiqul Islam Bhulu, 30, was tortured to death by BSF on Uksha border under Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira district on January 13.

Kaliganj police recovered the body and later sent it to Satkhira Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.

On the night of January 15, BSF shot dead Shahidul Alam, 28, at Kazipur frontier under Gangni upazila of Meherpur district. BSF took away the body and returned it after a flag meeting on January 16.

On January 16, an unidentified Bangladeshi was tortured to death by the Indian border guards on Sharsha border of Jessore district. Sharsha police recovered his body from near border pillar no 26.

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