Indian Border Security Force shot dead a Bangladeshi national on the Baliadangi upazila frontier early yesterday.
The victim, Hazirul Islam, 27, hailed from Dakhshin Duari Samirnagar village, said local officials of Border Guard Bangladesh.
BSF members of West Bengal's Tingaon camp shot Hazirul when he neared the border around 3:00am, leaving him dead on the spot, BGB sources said.
Two or three bottles of Phensedyl, a cough syrup banned in Bangladesh for its widespread abuse, were found near his body, said Lt Col Touhidul Islam, commanding officer of BGB 30 Battalion.
BSF members then took the body to their territory immediately, said Touhidul, adding that BGB protested the killing in a letter to BSF.
Afterwards, a meeting was held between the two forces in a bordering area where Bangladeshi border troops asked BSF to return the body, said Subedar Barkat Ali, company commander of BGB's Nagarvita outpost.
Later at 6:30pm, BSF returned the body to BGB at a company commander level meeting. The body has been handed over to his family.