Bangladeshi shot dead by Indian Khasias

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:40, Jun 21,2020


Yet another Bangladeshi youth was shot dead at Companiganj border in Sylhet on Saturday afternoon, allegedly by Khasia community people of India.

The dead is Bipul Bish was, 34, son of Gopal Bishwas of village Shatalgram at Purba Islampur union in Companiganj, police said.

Locals told New Age that Khasia community people of India shot Bipul to death without any provocation when he went near a border pillar at Kalairag area under the Purba Islampur union at about 3:00pm on Saturday.

Companiganj police officer-in-charge Rajiullah Khan confirmed New Age of the killing and said that they recovered the victim’s body from the spot and sent it to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital for postmortem examination.

Earlier on June 10, a Bangladesh youth, Mantu Mia, 25, son of late Akbar Ali of village Kulum Chhararpar at Rastumpur union under Goainghat upazila in Sylhet, was shot dead at Goainghat border in the district, allegedly by the Khasia of India.

Besides, at least 18 Bangladeshis were killed and 12 others injured in firings by India Border Security Force between January and June 18 this year, according to rights organisation Ain o Salish Kendra data.

In 2019, BSF also killed 43 Bangladeshis along the border, the data show.

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