BGB firing: Families of 3 deceased get Tk 20,000

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Thakurgaon, Feb 13: Families of three people, who were killed in a clash between villagers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Thakurgaon, have been given Tk 20,000 each.Deputy Commissioner Kamruzzaman Selim on Wednesday gave the money to each of the victim’s family to bury the dead bodies.

Earlier, the bodies were handed over to the families after autopsy.

On Tuesday morning, three people were killed and at least 16 others injured after BGB members opened fire during, what the paramilitary force claimed, a clash with cattle smugglers at Bahrampur village in Haripur upazila.

At a press briefing at ‘Leisure Canteen’ in the upazila headquarters around 9:30 pm on Tuesday, Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commanding officer of BGB Thakurgaon-50 Battalion, said the cattle smugglers attacked BGB troopers at Bahrampur while they were returning after seizing several smuggled cows.

The attack forced them to open fire in self-defence that left three people killed and five BGB men injured, he added.

The three-member probe body, headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner Nur Kutubul Alam, was formed on Tuesday night to investigate the incident.