BSF kills Bangladeshi cattle trader

The Daily Star Saturday, May 19, 2012

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) early yesterday hurled a cocktail at Bangladeshi cattle traders injuring a man and then shot him dead at Daudpur border under Birampur upazila of Dinajpur, said BGB sources.

The deceased was identified as Saidur Rahman Chiku, 50, of Poli Mahmudpur village under Birampur upazila of Dinajpur.

According to witnesses, the incident took place when Chiku along with other cattle traders was returning home around 4:30am. On the way, BSF of Gobindapur camp under 29 Battalion of Dakkhin Dinajpur of Paschimbanga hurled a cocktail at them injuring Chiku.

BSF members then caught Chiku and shot him dead on the spot, they added.

Hili police of Paschimbanga sent the body to Balurghat Hospital.

Lt Col Tayed Ul Haque, commanding officer of Phulbari 40 Battalion, said he heard about the incident but there has been no confirmation so far from his Indian counterpart.

Since January 2012, four Bangladeshi cattle traders have been killed and seven wounded by BSF members.

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