An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel had apparently entered into Bangladesh territory in a drunken state and was later handed over to the Indian side following a flag meeting held in this connection today, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said.
The incident took place at Chandhikari border area in Bholahaat upazila of Chapainawabganj, reports our local correspondent.
The BSF personnel was found around 50 yards inside the Bangladesh territory near the border pillar around 12noon, said Lt Col Mahmudul Hasan, commander of BGB 59 Battalion in Chapainawabganj.
The BSF man was found in a drunken and unstable condition, the BGB official said.
He was later handed over to BSF 44 Battalion later around 6:15pm following a flag meeting between the two border security forces at commander level, Lt Col Mahmudul Hasan said at a briefing this evening.
The BGB official, however, did not reveal the name of the BSF personnel.
BANGLADESHI YOUTH SHOT DEAD BY BSF IN BENAPOLE
A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by BSF members in the border area of Bahadurpur in Benapole early today, UNB reported.
The deceased was identified as Riazul Islam Ria Morol (24), son of Abdur Jabbar of Bahadurpur area in the district. He was a suspected drug dealer.
Members of Banshkata camp of BSF gunned him down, said Subedar Sarowar Hossain of BGB.
Locals spotted Riazul's body in the morning beside the wired fence of border and informed police, the BGB official said.
The body was sent to Jashore General Hospital for autopsy.
Police also recovered five kilogrammes of hemp that was left abandoned beside the body, said Mamun Khan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Police Station.