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Bangladeshi youth killed in BSF firing along Lalmonirhat border

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A Bangladeshi young man was gunned down by some members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Patgram border in Patgram upazila on Tuesday morning.

The shooting occurred near No 862 main pillar of Shamsernagar Kanirbari under No 3 ward of Jagatber union of the upazila.

The deceased was identified as Rifat Hossain, 30, son of Islam Hossain of Munshirhat Najirgomani area in the upazila.

Belal Hossain, Company Commander of BGB-61 battalion, said a patrol team of BSF opened fire on a group of cattle traders when they went to the border to bring cattle around 10:30 am.

Later, Indian police and BSF took away the body.

A letter was sent to BSF seeking return of the body after holding a flag meeting, said Belal.

In September, Indian Border Security Force had reiterated its policy of using non-lethal weapons on the Bangladesh-India border.

The BSF made the assurance in response to the concerns expressed by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on border deaths.

The BSF assured that all unarmed and innocent trespassers and victims of human trafficking will be handed over to BGB personnel, reports UNB.


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