A Bangladeshi national was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force along the Telkupi border in the district's Shibganj upazila yesterday.
The dead, Jahangir Alam, 50, was from Telkupi village in the same upazila.
Lt Col Mahmudul Hasan, commanding officer of Rohonapur 59 BGB Battalion in Chapainawabganj, said BSF men from Gopalnagar camp under 24 BSF Battalion shot Jahangir dead inside the Indian territory, about 50 yards off the zero line, around 9:45am and dumped his body into Bangladesh's territory.
He said they were yet to know why Jahangir went there.
The BGB official said they sent a protest note to the BSF and asked it to sit in a flag meeting.
Quoting locals, Shahbajpur Union Parishad Chairman Tozammel Haque said Jahangir went to Telkupi area around 9:00am to cut grass for the livestock. Called by some BSF men, he crossed the border. They picked him up and shot him dead.
About an hour later, the BSF members dumped Jahangir's body into Bangladesh's territory, the UP chairman added.
Informed about the incident, some locals recovered the body from the border area and took it to his village home around 10:30am.
Speaking to The Daily Star over the phone, victim's nephew Masud Rana said his uncle suffered bullet wounds to his left thigh. There were injury marks on his right hand also, he added.