Two Bangladeshi youths shot dead by BSF in Panchagarh

Map of Panchagarh district
Prothom Alo English Desk

Two Bangladeshi youth were shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in  Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh on Wednesday.  The BSF took away the bodies.

The incident took place at around 12:30 in the night on Wednesday in the Khoykhatpara area near the border. The members of BSF’s Fakirpara camp took the bodies after the incident.

BGB Panchagarh battallion’s commander Zubayed Hasan confirmed the incident. He said, “Two were killed by BSF. The BSF members have taken the victims. We ascertained the identities of the victims upon talking with their family members. A flag meeting has taken place between BGB and BSF. Calls were made to hold battalion-level flag meeting. We will strongly criticise the incident and demand the return of the bodies during that meeting.”

The deceased were identified as 23-year-old Yeasin Ali, of Magura area of Tentulia upazila and 24-year-old Abdul Jalil, of Brohmotol area of upazila.

BGB and local public representatives said BSF personnel stationed at the Fakirpara camp opened fire when they observed some youths were trying to cross the border illegally. The BSF men took the body in the morning. Others present with the victims fled and informed the family members of the incident.

Md Manikuzzamanm, member of Tirnoihat union parishad member, told Prothom Alo, “Those who were with the victims informed the family members of the incident. We heard the BSF had removed the bodies.”