BSF shoots and injures Bangladeshi; drags him away to India

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Kushtia, Feb 04: Members of Border Security Force (BSF) reportedly dragged a Bangladesh young man away to India after shooting him along Salimerchar border in Kushtia’s Doulatpur upazila on Tuesday.The victim was identified as Gazi, 32, a farmer of Ramkrishnapur in the upazila.

Quoting locals, BGB said BSF members from Muradpur camp under Jolongi Police Station opened fire targeting some farmers while they were working at their field near pillar No. 157/2 (S), leaving Gazi injured.

Later, the BSF members dragged him away to India, they said.

Lt Col Rafiqul Alam, commanding officer of BGB battalion-47, said they heard that the victim was undergoing treatment in India.

A letter was sent to BSF seeking a flag meeting to bring back the Bangladesh national, he said.