BSF shoots Bangladeshi to death along Lalmonirhat border

Our Correspondent . Lalmonirhat | Published: 19:01, Jan 15,2021 | Updated: 00:23, Jan 16,2021


The Indian Border Security Force shot a Bangladeshi youth to death at Patgram in Lalmonirhat on Friday morning.

The victim, Abul Kalam Azad, 30, of village Jhalongi at Patgram, was a cattle trader.

According to Border Guard Bangladesh officials, a group of five or six Bangladeshi cattle traders, with the help of Indian cattle traders, went inside India.

They said that Kalam was shot as BSF members fired rubber bullets on the group at about 5:00am.

They said that Kalam’s associates rescued him but he died due to excessive bleeding on the way to a hospital in Rangpur.

BGB 61 battalion’s Jhalongi camp Nayek Subedar Jalal Uddin confirmed the death of Abul Kalam Azad.

A total of 1,236 Bangladeshis were killed and 1,145 others injured in BSF firing along Bangladesh-Indian border from 2000 to 2020, according to the data of rights organisation Odhikar.

Of them 51 were killed and 27 injured by BSF alone in 2020, the data show.

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