BSF shoots Bangladeshi youth dead along Thakurgaon border

Another picked up

Published: April 22, 2019 12:19:10 | Updated: April 22, 2019 16:49:30

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A Bangladeshi youth was gunned down by members of Border Security Force of India at Dongaon border in Haripur upazila of Thakurgaon in the early hours of Monday.

The deceased was identified as Sumon, 22, son of Shafirul Islam, a resident of Dangipara village.

Lt Col Samiun Nabi, commanding officer of BGB-50 Battalion, said that the BSF members from Basatpur camp opened fire on a group of cattle traders when they went to border pillar no 357, leaving Sumon dead on the spot.

The BSF members also picked up another youth Masud Rana, 20, son of Enadul, according to a UNB report.

BGB protested the incident and urged the BSF force to hold a flag meeting, said the BGB official adding that the flag meeting is likely to be held at around 12pm.

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