BSF kills Bangladesh national in Lalmonirhat

Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Published: 12:28, Jun 25,2020 | Updated: 00:38, Jun 26,2020


The Indian Border Security Force shot a Bangladesh national to death along Shamshernagar border at Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat early Thursday.

The deceased, Mizanur Rahman, 20, of Munglibari under Burimari union was a cattle trader, said Patgram police acting officer-in-charge Suman Kumar Mohanto.

With Mizanur, at least 19 Bangladesh nationals were killed and 12 others were injured in BSF shooting in this year.

Rangpur Border Guard Bangladesh battalion-61 company commander Subedar Sultan Hossain, quoting the victim’s family and local people, told New Age that Mizanur, along with some other cattle traders went to Shamshernagar bordering area to bring cattle.

A BSF patrol team shot the cattle traders and Mizanur sustained bullet injuries, Sultan said, adding that he was rushed to Patgram Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.

The border guard would send a letter to BSF protesting against the killing, he added.

Suman Kumar said that the body would be handed over to the family after post-mortem examination.

According to rights organisation Odhikar data, at least 1,185 Bangladesh nationals were killed and 1,118 others injured by BSF between 2000 and 2019.

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