Police and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members yesterday recovered the body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader near Haribhasa border in Panchagarh Sadar upazila.
The victim was identified as Hasan Ali, 25, son of Tabibar Rahman from Khalpara area in the same upazila.
The body with an injury mark on the head was found lying near pillar no. 752 in Mominpara village inside Bangladesh territory, police said, adding that they had sent it to Panchagarh Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.
Locals claimed that the Indian Border Security Force shot Hasan dead early yesterday when he crossed the border to bring some cattle, and later, they abandoned the body inside Bangladesh territory.
However, police and BGB men said the reason behind his death could not be ascertained until the autopsy report is out.
Commanding Officer of 56th BGB Battalion Lt Colonel Mamunul Huque and Superintendent of Police in Panchagarh Mohammad Yusuf Ali visited the spot yesterday.
Mamunul said they were investigating the incident.