Police on Wednesday recovered the body of a Bangladesh national from Thakurpukur border area in Chuadanga’s Damurhuda upazila.
Relatives and neighbours of the 35-year-old deceased cattle trader Md Abdullah claimed he was beaten to death by the Border Security Force (BSF) members of India near the border pillar no 89 and 90 on Tuesday night while he was returning to Bangladesh with cattle.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), however, said the reason of the death could only be learnt after an investigation.
A team of Damurhuda Model Police Station recovered the body at noon and sent it to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Local people said Abdullah, a father of two children, used to do business by bringing cattle from India besides being a farmer.
Family members said Abdullah went to bring cattle from India on Tuesday night. Villagers saw his body in the border area in the morning and informed them. Relatives brought the body to home around 8:30am.
The deceased’s cousin Abdul Gani and neighbour Asadul Haq claimed the BSF members had beaten Abdullah to death.
Damurhuda Damurhuda Model Police Station officer-in-charge Sukumar Biswas said the deceased is an accused in several cases filed in connection with cattle smuggling.
Lt Col Sazzad Sarwar, a director at BGB-6, confirmed that Abdullah died in a beating, but said who beat him cannot be ascertained without further investigation.