Thakurgaon, Jan 18 (UNB) – A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) inside Indian territory along Dharmagarh border in Ranishankail upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Jahangir Alam Raju ,21, son of Badsha Mia, a resident of Shahanabad village in the upazila.
Locals said BSF members of Sripur camp opened fire on a group of Bangladeshi nationals, including Jahangir, around 4 am while they were standing near border pillar no. 374/2.
Jahangir died on the spot while the others managed to flee.
Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud, commander of BGB Thakurgaon-50 Battalion, said they have learned about the firing. “We are trying to communicate with BSF,” he said.