One Bangladeshi shot dead, another wounded by BSF

A Bangladeshi man was shot dead and another injured by members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Danga border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat district early Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Rabiul Islam, son of Chenu Miah of Burimari union of the upazila while the injured was Shahidul Islam, 30, son of Hedul Miah of the same area.

Quoting family members of the victims, Omar Faruk, officer-in-charge of Patrgram police station, said the BSF members opened fire on 5-7 Bangladeshis including the two while they were returning home with cattle, leaving Raibul dead on the spot and another injured.

The body was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy while the injured is undergoing treatment there.

Lieutenant colonel AM Mahbubul Alam Khan, director at the BGB-61, confirmed the incident saying that they have already sent a protest letter to the BSF authorities in this connection.