BSF kills yet another Bangladeshi

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers walk across the open border with Bangladesh to attend a flag meeting in West Bengal, India, 20 June, 2015. Photo: ReutersA Bangladeshi national has been tortured to death by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) along the Shingnagar frontier in Shibganj upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.

Shariful Islam, son of late Amzad Ali of Panditpara village, died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital after he was severely beaten by the BSF men.

At least 403 Bangladeshi nationals were killed - 269 gunned down and 109 tortured to dead - by the BSF personnel in nine years between 2009 and 2017. As many as 593 others were injured by the BSF men during the period, according to Odhikar.

Local people said Shariful went to the border near pillar No-171 early Saturday to bring cattle from India.

However, BSF members from Daulatpur camp detained him and tortured him inhumanly.

Shariful managed to escape with severe injuries and family members took him to a private clinic in Rajshahi city where doctors referred him to RMCH.

He, however, succumbed to his injuries at the RMCH on Saturday night, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Rajpara police station of the Rajshahi city.

The autopsy of the victim was carried out at the hospital on Sunday.

Earlier on 30 December 2017, a Bangladeshi national was shot dead by the members of Border Security Force (BSF) of India along Daikhawa border in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district.

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