Indian HR body recommends Rs 5 lakh for Felani’s family

Indian HR body recommends Rs 5 lakh for Felani’s family

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Indian National Human Rights Commission recommended payment of Rs 5 lakh to the family of Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun who was shot dead by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the border here in 2011.The Commission asked the Indian central government to pay the compensation through the Indian Commission in Bangladesh, said Advocate Abraham Lincoln, a public prosecutor of Kurigram.
Felani’s father Nurul Islam Nuru said, “Money can’t give me my daughter back. I want trial of the murder first. I want death penalty of killer BSF man Amiya Ghosh.”
“I demanded compensation but as a father I want trial of my daughter’s killing,” he added.
Felani was shot to death by BSF while she was crossing the barbed-wire fences along Anantapur border point in Kurigram district on January 7, 2011 which triggered huge global outcry.
After investigation, the BSF submitted the chargesheet against its constable Amiya Ghosh who shot the girl.
On August 19, 2013, a special court constituted by the BSF had acquitted Amiya Ghosh of the charge.
Meanwhile, in the wake of widespread criticism of the acquittal, the BSF decided to revise the murder trial.
On July 3, the BSF special court in Cooch Behar of India upheld its previous verdict that acquitted BSF constable Amiya Ghosh in the Bangladeshi girl Felani killing case. – UNB

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