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Indian Border Security Force shot dead a Bangladeshi cattle trader on Ambari frontier in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat last night.
The deceased is Shimul Prodhan, 28, son of Hafizar Rahman of Shamsernagar village in Patgram, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent.
BGB sources said at least six Bangladeshi cattle traders went to India to bring some cattle last night.
A BSF patrol team of Choyangarkhata camp in Indian Kooch Behar district opened fire targeting the Bangladeshi cattle traders when they were returning home.
Shimul came in the line of fire and died on the spot, the sources said.
He was hit by bullets in his chest and abdomen, said victim’s brother Bulbul Islam Prodhan.
Confirming the incident, Commanding Officer of Border Guard Bangladesh Battalion-15 Lieutenant Colonel Shafiul Alam Khan said BGB has already sent a protest letter to the BSF official of Choyangarkhata camp soon after the firing.