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12:00 AM, September 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:19 AM, September 19, 2019

BSF hands over Bangladeshi’s body

He was shot 14 days ago on Patgram border while cutting grass, say family members

Body of a Bangladeshi man, killed on September 3 by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) in bordering area of Lalmonirhat’s Patgram upazila, was handed over to Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday night.

Bablu Mia, 25, son of Nur Mohammad of Kaliganj village in Nilphamari’s Dimla upazila, was a cattle herder.

Lt Col Isahaq Mondol, commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 51 battalion, Dimla Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mofizuddin Sheikh and Poshchhim Satnai Union Parishad Chairman Abdul Latif Khan were present during the handover of the body on Patgram border.  

Soon after OC Mofizuddin Sheikh handed over the body to his family in Kaliganj village, he was buried at a local graveyard around 10:00am yesterday morning.

On September 3, Bablu was killed and another Bangladeshi, Saiful Islam, injured as BSF fired gunshots while the two were collecting grass for their cattle near the border, alleged their families.

BSF, however, claimed that the two were cattle smugglers and BSF opened fire on them while they were transporting cattle on the Indian territory.

Soon after the firing, BSF detained Saiful and took away Bablu’s body. 

Injured Saiful is still being detained by the BSF. 


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