India’s Border Security Force (BSF) reportedly killed four Bangladeshi nationals, said to be cattle traders, along the Noagaon and Jashore borders.
Among the deceased, three were shot along the Porsha border in Naogaon early today, while another was tortured to death along the Putkhali border in Sharsa upazila of Jashore.
The news surfaced a day after the killing of two Bangladeshi cattle traders by BSF members along the Hatibandha border in Lalmonirhat.
The dead in Naogaon were identified as Md Mofizul, 35, of Chak Bishnupur village; Ronjit Kumar, 32, of Bijli village; and Kamal Hossain, 34, of Patapukur in Porsha upazila, our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports, quoting a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) official, who sought anonymity.
The victim tortured to death was Hanef Ali Khoka, 35, of Agrabhulat village under Sharsa upazila in Jashore.
Shahinur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Porsha Police Station, told our correspondent that the three cattle traders were gunned down when they, along with some others, were bringing in cattle from India.
The body of Md Mofizul was recovered in the afternoon from the Bangladesh side, while the bodies of the two others are still on Indian ground, he said.
Lt Colonel Ariful Haque, commanding officer of 16 BGB Battalion in Naogaon, confirmed the death on the Bangladesh side.
In Jashore, Hanef was caught by BSF members of Bannabaria camp on Wednesday noon when he, along with some other cattle traders, were returning with cows, our Benapole correspondent reports, quoting locals.
Hanef died at one stage after he was tortured by BSF members, said Tabuibar Rahman, local union parishad member.
BGB asked BSF for a flag meeting after the family members of Hanef informed their camp, said Subadar Mozammel Hossain, in charge of Agrabhulat BGB camp.