Lalmonirhat Border: Man killed in BSF firing
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) around dawn yesterday shot a man dead about 300 metres off no-man's land in Indian territory near Doikhawa border of Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat.
BSF members took the body away.
A company commander level flag meeting was held between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday at noon but none of the sides could establish if the unidentified dead man was a Bangladeshi or Indian citizen.
BGB official sources said, the incident took place when a BSF team from its 100-Paglamari camp of Sitolkuchi police station in Cooch Behar district opened fire on a group of cattle traders as they were trying to cross the border with Indian cows at around 4:30am yesterday dawn.
Confirming the incident the Commanding Officer (CO) of Lalmonirhat 15 BGB Battalion Lt Col Golam Morshed said, the body was not identified so was not claimed from BSF.
“No one along the border area has come forward to us to claim the body either,” he said.