Saturday, December 25, 2010
Our Correspondent, Lalmonirhat
A Bangladeshi was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Doikhawa border at Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat early yesterday.
The victim, Saikur Rahman, 21, son of Golam Mohammad of Uttar Gotamari village of the upazila, was a cattle trader.
The man died on the spot as BSF men fired three bullets at him around 5:45am. The body was taken into the Indian territory, said Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Doikhawa camp.
BGB condemned the killing and sent a letter to BSF demanding the body back by this morning.
BSF of Baro Morichabari camp in West Bengal told BGB the cattle trader was smuggling Indian cattle into Bangladesh.
However, Lieutenant Colonel Aslam Hossain, commanding officer of Lalmonirhat 31 Rifles Battalion, said BSF would hand over the body to BDR after autopsy.