Indian smuggler killed in exchange of fire with BGB along border

Our Correspondent. Mymensingh | Published: 18:30, Dec 29,2020


An Indian national was killed in an exchange of fire between suspected smugglers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh in bordering area under Haluaghat upazila in Mymensingh in the early hours on Tuesday.

The deceased was primarily identified as David Momin, 46, of Garo Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya.

BGB Goborkura camp commander Omor Faruque said that a patrol team of Surjapur border outpost of BGB had an exchange of fire with suspected smugglers.

He said that a BGB member was injured during the exchange of fire and the smugglers fled.

The BGB official said that they recovered a bullet-hit body and later came to know that the man was an Indian national namely David Momin.

Haluaghat police station officer-in-charge Mahmudul Hasan said that the exchange of fire occurred when BGB personnel chased the Indian smugglers, who entered into Bangladesh territory illegally.

He said that they recovered the body and sent it to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for post mortem examination.

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