Wednesday, 12 June 2013

BSF kills 2 on Benapole frontier



The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle traders and injured as many others along Putkhali frontier in Benapole of Jessore district early Wednesday.
Deceased Habibur Rahman, 25, hailed from Baropota village while Faruque Hossain, 26, from Basatpur Colony area in Benapole, reports our Benapole correspondent.
The BSF men opened fire when a group of Bangladeshi cattle traders including Habibur and Faruque were returning from India with cattle around 12:30am, said Subedar Shafiuddin (full name was not available immediately) of Putkhali camp of 23 Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB).
Habibur died on the spot while Faruque succumbed to his injuries at Jessore Medical College Hospital, the BGB official said.
The cattle traders managed to bring back the body of Habibur.
But the fate of the two other bullet-hit cattle traders could not be known as they were inside the Indian territory, the BGB official said.
BGB has already sent a letter to BSF protesting the killings, said Lt Col Tayeful Haque, commanding officer of BGB-23 battalion. 

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