Indian smugglers kidnapped a member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after a clash between the two sides at Dalkia village in Sadar Dakkhin upazila Friday morning that also left a smuggler dead.
BGB sources said some Indian smugglers were intruding into the Bangladesh territory with large quantities of phensidyl syrup through the Tripura border.
Tipped off, a patrol team of BGB chased them. The smugglers left the scene, leaving behind the contraband drugs.
Later, the smugglers returned, equipped with sticks and aided by some people of Indian Tarapukuria village of Tripura state.
They attacked the BGB members when they were returning with the contraband syrup at about 6:45am.
The BGB members fired six rounds of bullet in self defence when an unidentified Indian smuggler was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
The fellow smugglers took away the body and abducted a BGB man. They later handed over the BGB man to the BSF.
The identity of the BGB man could not be known immediately.
A flag meeting between the BGB and BSF over the return of the Bangladeshi border guard is scheduled to be held in the noon Friday.
A tense situation has been prevailing along the border area over the issue.