This file photo shows a BSF man patrolling the border area.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi national along Sreenathpur frontier in Jhenidah early today.
The victim is Ripon Hossain, 26, son of Raihan Uddin of Sarishaghata village of Moheshpur upazila, reports our Jhenidah correspondent quoting Habildar Halim Mollah, commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp in Moheshpur.
Ripon, a cattle trader, along with his other fellows entered to Haldarpara of Nadiya district in Paschimbanga state of India around 4:30am through Sreenathpur border pillar No. 61 in Jhenidah, Commander Mollah said.
When the cattle traders reached near Fatehpur BSF camp there, the Indian troops fired on them, leaving Ripon dead on the spot, he added.
The rest cattle traders managed to escape from the spot taking Ripon's body, the BGB camp commander said.
The body was kept at the Sreenathpur BGB camp.
Protesting the killing, BGB members sent a letter to BSF for holding a flag meeting, the BGB official added.