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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Panchbibi frontier in Joypurhat early today.
The victim was identified as Azizul Islam, 35, son of Tofazzal Hossain Tofa of Satbaria village in Joypurhat Sadar upazila, reports our Dinajpur correspondent.
Abdur Razzak Tarafdar, commanding officer of Joypurhat-3 Battalion of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), said Azizul went to India to fetch cattle crossing Uchnah border in Panchbibi upazila last night.
The BSF troops opened fire at Azizul when he was returning home through Goespur border in Kishorganj upazila of Dakkhin Dinajpur in Indian state Paschimbanga around 3:30am, the BGB official said.
Azizul was shot and died on the spot, he added.
Protesting the incident, the BGB officials held a flag meeting with their BSF counterparts and demanded immediate return of the body, the BGB official said.