The body of a BGB man, who went missing in Teesta river while chasing a group of cattle smugglers in Lalmonirhat on early Tuesday, was recovered by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday.
The deceased is Sumon Mia, 30, Lance Nayek of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Dahagram BGB camp in Lalmonirhat's Patgram upazila and a resident of Habiganj.
Local people of Cooch Behar district in the Indian state of Pashchimbanga first saw Sumon's floating body in the river, four kilometres off the Bangladesh border.
Being informed, BSF troops from Taroni camp recovered the body around 11:00am, said Lt Col Golam Morshed, commanding officer (CO) of BGB 15 Battalion.
BSF handed over the body to their Bangladeshi counterparts at a flag meeting at Taroni border around 4:00pm, the CO added.
Sumon went missing after he jumped into the Teesta river in Abuler Char area of Dahagram village in Patgram upazila for nabbing alleged cattle smugglers on early Tuesday, said the CO.
A five-member diver team from Lalmonirhat Fire Station went to the spot and conducted a search operation in the river after Sumon went missing around 2:00am, he further added.