Mon, Mar 5th, 2012 2:36 pm BdST
Dinajpur, Mar 5 (bdnews24.com) – The Bangladeshi who was allegedly 'beaten to death' by India's Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the Birampur border early Monday morning is 'alive', BSF says.
"Abdul Jalil has been handed over to Kumarganj Police Station in the Indian district of South Dinajpur for illegal trespassing. He is well now," Border Guard Bangladesh-40 Phulbari Battalion commander Lt Col Tayebul Haque told bdnews24.com, quoting BSF officials as saying in a flag meeting held in the afternoon.
Earlier, BGB Dinajpur sector commander Col Emdadul Haque told bdnews24.com that Jalil, 40, had died at the spot when members of Govindapur BSF camp beat up with rods some Bangladesh nationals who had crossed the border near Daudpur and Bhaigarh around 4:30am.
Another injured, Mohammad Golap, 42, was admitted to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital, Haque said, but failed to say anything about the others.
BSF had suspended eight of its members after Indian private TV station NDTV on Jan 19 released a video which showed the BSF men torturing a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Dec 9.