Saturday, December 17, 2011

BSF kills 4 in Kurigram, Dinajpur, Meherpur

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed three Bangladeshi citizens in the bordering areas of Kurigram, Dinajpur and Meherpur since Friday evening.

The Kurigram victim has been identified as Alamgir Hossain, 25, son of one Ismail Hossain of Krishnananda Bakshigram area in Phulbari upazila, our Kurigram correspondent reported.

The BSF troops from Narayanganj Camp No. 46 opened fire on him when he went to Camperchhara area adjacent to Gorakmondal bordering vicinity of Phulbari upazila around 6:30am, Subedar Emran, Shimulbari company commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) told The Daily Star.

The BGB officials have sent a letter to the BSF protesting the killing, Emran added.

Talking to The Daily Star, locals said the victim used to work for local cattle traders. He would sneak into Indian side and bring cattle in for the traders, they added.

In Dinajpur, the BSF men opened fire on 4/5 Bangladeshi citizens when they went to Katla bordering area in Birampur upazila to bring cows from Indian side around 4:00am Saturday.

Motiar Rahman, 20, son of one Siddiq Hossian of Dakkhin Daudpur village of the upazila died on the spot while Tajul Islam, 26, son of one Anis Uddin of Rongaon village, received bullet injuries.

The BSF men later took away Motiar's body, Tareq Iftekhar Ahmed, commander of Phulbari camp of the BGB 40 Rifles Battalion, told The Daily Star.

The BGB official said the Indian border troops fired four shots during the incident. 

A flag meeting is scheduled to be held sometimes later in the day, he added.