6 hurt as border people clash
Two groups of farmers of Bangladesh and India clashed on Bothgaon border under Atwary upazila in Panchagarh Saturday afternoon, leaving six people from both sides injured, BDR and locals said.
Of the injured, Arifin of Bothgaon village was admitted to Atwary Upazila Health Complex.
Operation Officer of 20 Rifles Battalion Major Mokhlesur Rahaman quoting locals said the clash ensued as the Indian farmers blamed that Bangladeshi farmers damaged their crops on a field. Soon two groups of farmers locked in a clash over the issue, injuring six.
Bangladeshi people caught Saddam Hossain, son of Abtabuddin of Undigonj in Uttar Dinajpur district in India and brought him to their village.
After a company commander-level flag meeting of BDR and BSF, the Indian citizen was later handed over to Indian border guards.