Members of Indian Border Security Force allegedly picked up a Bangladeshi cattle trader from Burimari frontier area under Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat early Saturday after he was shot.
The trader was identified as Abdur Razzak Raj, 35, son of Israfil Alam, of village Muglibari under the same upazila.
Raj along with some Bangladeshi cattle traders allegedly entered into Indian territory through Burimari border around Friday midnight.
Lalmonirhat Border Guard Bangladesh 15 battalion director lieutenant colonel Golam Morshed told New Age that a patrol team of Changrabandha 61-BSF Battalion had opened fire at them.
All but Raj managed to flee the scene. Raj was detained around 4:30am, Morshed added.
Raj suffered bullet injuries and was also brutally beaten up by the BSF members, he said.
Confirming that Raj was picked by the BSF, Morshed said, ‘We have lodged a strong protest with our Indian counterpart and called for a flag meeting over the incident.’
But the BSF was rejecting to hold a flag meeting over the incident, said the BGB official.
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