Tuesday, 7 June 2011

BSF returns bodies of 2 cattle traders, injures 2

Star National Desk

Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were seriously injured by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday while bodies of two others were handed over to members of Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday and the day before.

BSF yesterday attacked two cattle traders with sharp weapons on Kaijuri border in India opposite to Baikari in Satkhira Sadar upazila, reports our correspondent.

The injured cattle traders are Md Abdur Razzak, 30, son of Md Nesar Ali and Md Baqui Billah, 25, son of Md Manirul Islam of village Kaliani Chhoygharia in Sadar upazila.

Abdur Razzak managed to return to Bangladesh territory and he is now undergoing treatment at a private clinic at Satkhira town.

Baqui Billah was rescued by Indian nationals and admitted to Basirhat hospital, according to a report from across the border.

Razzak said they went to India to buy cattle on June 4.

BSF men of Kaijuri camp in India caught them while they were returning to Bangladesh with cattle and hit them with sharp weapons. Later, the BSF men left them about 200 yards of the zero point on Kaijuri border, he said.

Meanwhile, body of another cattle trader, who was chopped to death by BSF on May 27 on Soladana border in Basirhat of India opposite to Padmashakhra border in Sadar upazila, was returned to BGB after a flag meeting on Sunday.

Victim Ruhul Amin, 28, was son of Ohab Ali of village Komorpur in Debhata upazila.

Quoting bordering villagers BGB said Ruhul Amin and others went to India to buy cattle on May 24.

BSF men of Soladana camp arrested the victim while he was returning to Bangladesh with cattle on river Ichchamati and chopped him to death on May 27, sources from across the border said.

BSF returned the body of another Bangladeshi cattle trader--Abdul Alim, 35, of Horinapota village under Sharsha upazila in Jessore on Saturday, reports our Benapole correspondent.

BSF returned the body five days after he was shot dead at Dhanyokhola border.

Liakat Hossain, 22 BGB commander of check post camp, said Alim was shot dead by BSF on Wednesday night while he was returning home through Indian border along with a group of cattle traders.

Later, the BSF men dragged Alim's body inside Indian territory.

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