Indian border force guns down two Bangladeshi youths

DHAKA: India’s Border Security Force (BSF) killed two Bangladeshi youths and took away their bodies in a fresh firing incident, despite a repeated commitment from the Indian side not to use lethal weapons along border areas.

“Yes, the incident happened on Sunday morning while the youths were returning from the Indian side, having cows with them. They were shot dead, and the Border Security Force of India did not hand over the bodies,” Omor Faruque, the officer in charge of Patgram Police Station, told Anadolu Agency.

The BSF fired at the two Bangladeshis along the Burimari frontier in Patgram subdistrict of Bangladesh’s northern border district of Lalmonirhat.

“The youths were coming from the Indian side [of the border] and were not carrying legal entry documents,” Faruque added.

The Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) is working hard to bring back their bodies, he added. - Anadolu Agency