Bangladeshi injured in BSF firing

Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Published: 01:30, Dec 20,2020


A Bangladeshi man was shot at by a firing of the Indian Border Security Force on Jagatber border in Patgram upazila of northern Lalmonirhat on Friday, said Border Guard Bangladesh officials in the district on Saturday.

The victim, Milon Islam, 30, son of Shaider Rahman of Thana Para village in Patgram, was rushed to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in critical condition.

Azaharul Islam, company commander of the BGB camp in Shamsernagar, confirmed the incident.

Jogotber Union Council chairman Nabiar Hossain said Milon went to the bordering area at about 4:30am on Friday.

Milon was injured when the members of the patrol team of the Indian 140 BSF Battalion entered the about 100 yards inside Bangladesh and opened fire.

His associates rushed him to Patgram Upazila Health Complex and later to Rangpur Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated.

Alamgir Hossain, a community health assistant working at the emergency department of Patgram Health Complex, said that Milon’s eyes and face were severely damaged.

On December 16, Indian border force killed another Bangladeshi man along the Bangladesh-India international border of Patgram in Lalmonirhat.

The victim, Zahidul Islam, 23, of Islampur village, was shot at his chest.

His body was handed over to the family on Friday. This is the second shooting on the Patgram border in a week.

The BGB statistics stated a total 45 Bangladeshis were killed between January 1 and December 16.

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