September 29, 2023
DHAKA – A Bangladeshi national was shot dead allegedly by members of India’s Border Security Force (BSF) at Thakurpur border point in Chuadanga’s Damurhuda upazila last night.
The deceased was identified as Rabiul Haque, 40, a cattle trader and son of Rahmat Ullah of Pirpurkullah village in the upazila, reports our Chuadanga correspondent quoting Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) officials.
BGB officials and locals said BSF troops from Rangiarpota camp opened fire on Rabiul when he entered the Indian territory illegally last night, leaving him dead on the spot.
Later, the BSF members recovered the body of Rabiul and sent it to a hospital in Krishnanagar, West Bengal, for autopsy, they said.
Contacted, Lt Col Syed Mohammad Zahidur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB Battalion-6, said Rabiul was shot dead by BSF men. The process of handing over the body to Bangladesh through a BGB-BSF flag meeting is going on.
BGB has also sent a letter to BSF Battalion-81 Rangiarpota camp, protesting the killing, Zahidur Rahman added.
On September 15, another Bangladeshi named Mizanur Rahman, 50, was killed by BSF at the Benipur border of Jibannagar upazila in Chuadanga.