Bangladeshi beaten dead in India
A Bangladeshi citizen was beaten to death by local people in Murshidabad district of Paschimbanga after he entered Indian territory illegally early yesterday.
The deceased was identified as Alam Hossain, 40, of Jamalpur village in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia.
Alam, along with five or six others, went to Char Meghalaya village in Murshidabad district through Daulatpur border at around 3:00am.
“The villagers caught Alam and beat him to death,” said Rezaul Haq, commanding officer of Pragpur BOP (Border Observation Post) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) battalion No. 32, quoting Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officials.
Alam's accomplices managed to flee the scene, he said.
Bangladeshi people found the body of Alam on no man's land near the border at 10:30am and informed the nearby Pragpur BOP of the BGB.
Contacted, Zahir Hossain, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur Police Station, said the police were looking for the people who were with Alam during the incident since only they could provide details about it.
Responding to a letter sent by BGB for a flag meeting, BSF personnel sat with the BGB officials at Pragpur border point at around 12:30pm.
“The BSF confirmed the incident and assured us of returning the body on the completion of all formalities, including an autopsy,” Rezaul said.
On Wednesday, a sector commander-level meeting between the forces was held at Daulatpur border point where the BSF alleged that Bangladeshis entered India illegally and urged the BGB to check it.