BSF kills 2 Bangladeshis
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) early yesterday shot dead two Bangladeshi cattle traders on Telkupi border under Shibganj upazila of the district.
The deceased Motiur Rahman, 25, son of Mofiz Uddin, and Subed Ali, 27, son of late Sukkur, were from Telkupi village.
Locals and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) sources said Indian border guards of Gopalnagar camp in Maldah opened fire on a group of cattle traders around 3:00am when they reached the Telkupi border. Motiur and Subed died on the spot.
The BSF personnel, immediately after the incident, took the bodies to Indian territory.
Officials of 39 Rifles Battalion sent a letter to their Indian counterpart protesting the killing and demanding the bodies back. However, BSF said they would hand the bodies over to BDR after maintaining proper formalities, sources said.
BDR officials said BSF returned the bodies at 8:00pm after a commander-level flag meeting at Telkupi boarder.
BDR handed the bodies over to their relatives.
A tense situation is prevailing in the area.