Indian smuggler dies in Joypurhat BGB firing
An Indian smuggler was killed as members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), after being attacked, opened fire along Hatkhola frontier in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat early Sunday.
Two BGB jawans were also injured during the incident, reports our Dinajpur correspondent.
A group of Indian smugglers entered 200 metres inside Bangladesh territory around 3:15am, said Lt Col Shabbir Khasru Ali, commander of Joypurhat BGB Battalion-3.
Being challenged by a BGB patrol team, the smugglers attacked the BGB team with sharp weapons, leaving the two BGB jawans injured, the commander said.
Failing to bring the situation under control, the BGB men then fired three bullets, prompting the smugglers to return to their territory, the BGB official said.
Later, BGB officials came to know that one of the smugglers, who received a bullet during BGB firing, died after entering into the Indian territory, he said.
The victim is Mozibor Rahman alias Bappa, of Laskarpur village in Hilly upazila of South Dinajpur district in Pashchimbanga, BGB sources said.
The two inured BGB jawans-- Mosharaf Hossain and Matiar Rahman-- were rushed to Joypurhat Modern Hospital.