‘Cattle smuggler’ shot dead by BGB in Sunamganj | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 08, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, March 08, 2021

‘Cattle smuggler’ shot dead by BGB in Sunamganj

Border Guard Bangladesh shod dead an alleged cattle smuggler at Bongaon border in Sunamganj on Saturday afternoon.

Kamal Miah (35) from Islampur Uttarpara village in Sadar upazila died on the way to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said his relatives.

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Kamal Miah, a member of a cattle smuggling group, was confronted by a BGB team patrolling at the border while he along with others was bringing 25-30 cattle from India, BGB sources said.

Following an altercation, the group of around 30-35 people attacked BGB personnel with sharp weapons, they said.

Lt Col Md Maksudul Alam, commanding officer of 28 BGB Battalion in Sunamganj, said, "BGB opened fire on the attackers in self-defence. The attack left one BGB man injured."

BGB officials said a bullet hit Kamal in the back.

Injured BGB Lance Nayek Thui Hola Mong Marma was admitted to Sunamganj District Sadar Hospital with hand and head wounds, they said.

Denying the allegation of smuggling, Rajib Ahmed, a relative of the deceased, said Kamal was returning home with his own cows that crossed the border.

Sunamganj Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Shahidur Rahman said the body will be handed over to the family after autopsy at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

BGB filed a case with the police station in connection with the attack on them, the OC said, adding that no complaint was lodged by the deceased's family.

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