Members of Indian Border Security Force allegedly tortured four Bangladeshi fishermen at Kharchoka bordering area in Rajshahi.
The tortured fishermen are Md Alam, his son Anwar, Sifat, son of Saidur Rahman of Gahamabona village under Paba upazila, and Sonarul of Kosba village.
Paba Haripur union parishad chairman Fazle Rezbi Al Hasan Monju told New Age that BSF personnel detained the four fishermen along with three boats from river Padma Wednesday afternoon while they were fishing.
The fishermen were released later but the BSF did not return their boats.
The injured fishermen were admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for treatment.
Fisherman Anwar told New Age that BSF personnel beat them up severely with sticks for catching fish in the bordering areas.
‘We bought the boats taking a loan from various NGOs. It would be better for us if we get our boats back’, he added.
Border Guards Bangladesh-1 commander Ferdous Ziauddin Mahmud said that they invited the BSF for a flag meeting, where they would protest the incident.
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