KUSHTIA, Feb 11 (UNB): Two Bangladeshis were gunned down by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) near Dharmadaha BDR camp in Doulatpur upazila under Kushtia district Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Akbar (35), son of Ebrahim, and Ashraful (30), son of Amir Hossain. Both of them hailed from Borderpara of Kajipur union in Gangni upazila under Meherpur district.
The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and local sources said, a team of 10 cattle traders entered 350 yard into the Indian Territory crossing the barbed-wire fence of the Dharmadaha border point.
At that time, A BSF team of 94 Battalion of the Bhadulpara camp under Karimpur of Nadia district fired five rounds of bullets on them.
Akbar and Ashraful were shot dead on the spot while Lalchand (36) was injured and was later taken to the Gangni Hospital.
"A flag meeting will be called after receiving complaint on this incident," a BDR official said.
Another news from Thakurgaon adds: A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by BSF personnel of India in Haripur border area in the district Saturday.
The dead was identified as Ershad Ali (18), son of Shafiuddin of Dongaon village of Haripur Upazila. "When Ershad went near a border pillar at Bujruk for grazing his cow at 10am, BSF personnel of Khurka camp fired on him," said BDR sources, quoting a firsthand account of the shooting. He died on the spot. BSF members took away the body of the youth entering into Bangladesh territory. The body was not returned until the time of filing this report at 8:00pm.