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India hands over dead Bangladeshi man after 72 hours

  • Published at 08:24 pm December 18th, 2020
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Zahidul is the second Bangladeshi in a week to die at the hands of BSF in the same union

Indian police have returned the body of a Bangladeshi, who was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at the Srirampur union border in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat, after 72 hours.

The deceased was identified as Zahidul Islam, son of Dulal Hossain of Islampur area under Patgram upazila. 

India’s Mekhliganj police station Officer in-Charge (OC) Mrittunjay Rai handed over the body of Zahidul to Patgram police station OC Sumon Kumar Mohonto on Friday near the main pillar no 853 of Srirampur union border. Company commanders and members of BGB and BSF were present at the time.

Zahidul was shot dead by BSF near the main pillar no 852 area of Srirampur union border on Wednesday morning. Then India’s Mekhliganj police sent the body for an autopsy. Several flag meetings were held between BGB and BSF following the incident.


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Rangpur 61 BGB Battalion’s Shamsernagar Company Commander Subedar Azharul Islam confirmed the return of Zahidul’s body. 

He said a strong protest letter was given to the BSF in this regard.

Patgram police station OC Sumon Kumar Mohonto said: "After receiving the body of Zahidul, I handed over the body to his father Dulal Hossain. The autopsy report conducted in India, confirmed that Zahidul indeed died by BSF firing.”

Zahidul is the second Bangladeshi in a week to die at the hands of BSF in the same region.

Earlier on December 10, a young man named Abu Taleb, 32, died after being seriously injured in a BSF shooting at the border of the same union.