Bangladeshi killed in BSF shooting
Members of Indian Border Security Force shot dead a Bangladesh national near the Borogram border in Dinajpur early yesterday.
The dead, Mohammad Nuruzzaman, 30, was the son of Sahidur Rahman of Borogram village under Sadar upazila.
Lt Col Korban Ali, commanding officer of BGB-29 Battalion in Phulbari, said the BSF men of Elenbari camp under 41 BSF Battalion in Dakkhin Dinajpur of West Bengal shot Nuruzzaman as he entered the Indian territory around 5:00am, leaving him critically injured.
Nuruzzaman was taken to a local hospital in Dakkhin Dinajpur where he died around 7:00am.
BGB officials strongly protested the incident and called for a flag meeting. They also urged their Indian counterpart to return the body as soon as possible. However, the BSF was yet to respond in this regard as of filing of this report at 7:00pm.
At least four Bangladesh nationals were killed in Dinajpur by BSF men this year. Of them, two were killed in April and two others in December, according to BGB officials.
Mohammad Khalequzzaman, commander of Dinajpur sector BGB, said they had been organising awareness programmes for locals so that they do not enter the Indian side illegally.a