Indian Border Security Force picked up a Bangladeshi cattle trader from Burimari border area of Patgram upazila early Wednesday.
The trader was identified as Abdul Kuddus, 22, son of Abdullah, of Shohagpur village in the upazila.
Border Guard Bangladesh officials said that BSF men picked up Kuddus when he along with a group of cattle traders was going to Changrabad border, near pillar no 842, of Koch Bihar district of West Bengal illegally.
‘Kuddus along with few other Bangladeshi cattle traders allegedly intruded into Indian territory through Burimari border Wednesday 4:30am,’ Lalmonirhat BGB 15 battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Golam Morshed told New Age.
‘A patrol team of Changrabandha 61-BSF battalion opened gunfire on them. All but Kuddus managed to escape the scene and he was detained by BSF,’ he said.
Kuddus suffered bullet injuries and he was also brutally beaten up by BSF members, sources said.
Following the incident, BGB-15 of Lalmonirhat camp held a flag meeting with BSF-61 of Koch Bihar at Burimari zero point at 11:00am, the BGB official said.
BSF informed BGB officials at the meeting that Kuddus was handed over to Indian police, the BGB official added.
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