Four Bangladeshis have been killed allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Naogaon and Jashore districts, according to news agency UNB.
In Naogaon, three Bangladeshis were shot dead reportedly by BSF along Nitapur border in Porsha upazila early Thursday.
The victims were Sandwip Kumar, 28, Kamal Hossain, 32, and Mufizuddin, 38.
Nayeb subedar Mukhlesur Rahman, camp commander of BGB-16 Hapania camp, said a group of cattle traders, numbering 14-15, entered India to bring cattle on Wednesday night.
BSF members from Kyadaripara camp opened fire on them around 6:00am while they were returning with cattle, leaving the trio dead on the spot, he added.
The body of Mufizuddin was seen lying at the zero point of Bangladesh-India border while that of the remaining two bodies inside Indian border, said the BGB official.
Ahsan Habib, deputy-commanding officer of BGB-16, said BGB strongly protested at the incident and sent a letter calling for a flag meeting.
In Jashore, Hanef Ali Khoka, son of Shahjahan Ali and also a cowherd, was tortured to death reportedly by BSF on Agrabhulat border in Sharsha upazila on Wednesday.
The victim’s uncle Shahidul Islam said Hanef was detained by BSF members of Bonyabaria camp when he went to Indian border to bring cattle.
Later, BSF members tortured him to death.
Though the incident took place on Wednesday noon, his family came to know about the incident around 12:00pm on Thursday, he said.
Nayeb subedar Mozammel Hossain, camp in-charge of BGB Agrabhulat camp, said the victim’s father Shahjahan Ali came to the camp. Then he sent a letter to BSF seeking a flag meeting.
Earlier on Wednesday, two Bangladeshis were shot dead by the members of BSF along Amjhol border in Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat district.