BSF shoots Bangladeshi youth dead: BGB

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Panbari bordering area of Sreebardi upazila, Sherpur early Monday, reports UNB.

The deceased was Ukil Mia, 19, son of Banga Suruj of Meghadol village in the upazila.

Khandakar Abdul Hai, subedar of Karnajhora Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp, said that Ukil and Sumon went to the border area for grazing cattle and when they entered the Indian territory around 5:00am the BSF troops opened fire on them, leaving them injured.

The duo ran into Bangladeshi territory and fell down in Panbari area. 

When local people rescued them, Ukil died.

Khandakar Abdul Hai said they recovered the body and handed over it to police while Sumon was admitted to Sreebardi Upazila Hospital.

BGB and BSF will sit in a flag meeting over the incident, he added.

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