Indian BSF kills 3 Bangladeshis in five days

LALMONIRHAT: Indian Border Security Force shot dead another Bangladeshi national in Lalmonirhat border, taking to three the number of deaths in BSF shootings in the past five days.

Media reports said a Bangladeshi citizen was killed and two others were injured in firing by the Indian BSF along the border in Lalmonirhat’s Kaliganj Upazila early Saturday.

The deceased, Murali Chandra, 42, was killed four days after the BSF killed 20-year-old Liton Mia on March 26 in Lalmonirhat.

The injured are Mizanur Rahman and Liton Mia, residents of the neighbouring Chandrapur area.

According to Border Guard Bangladesh, members of a patrol team of 75-Chitrakot BSF camp opened fire on some Bangladeshi cattle traders along the border, leaving Murali dead and two others injured at about 3:00am.

He told the media that the body was kept in police custody and a letter was sent to the BSF.

When the injured were dragged inside Bangladesh, the family members sent them to the hospital.

Murali died on his way to Rangpur.

On information, the Kaliganj police recovered the body and took it to the police station.

Kaliganj police station officer-in-charge Imtiaz Kadir said, ‘We have recovered the body. Further legal action will be taken after the investigation.’

Earlier, two Bangladeshi youths– Liton Mia, 20, and Al-Amin, 32, were killed along the border in Naogaon and Lalmonirhat by the Indian BSF on March 26.

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