Bangladeshi youth beaten dead 'by BSF' on Putkhali border

Bangladeshi youth beaten dead ‘by BSF’ on Putkhali border

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A Bangladeshi young man was beaten to death allegedly by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Putkhali border in Sharsha upazila early Monday. The deceased was identified as Sirajul Islam, 25, a cattle trader and son of Akbar Ali, a resident of Jhikargachha upazila headquarters. Lieutenant Colonel Mostafizur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB 23 Battalion, said Sirajul was brutally beaten by the BSF members of Angrail camp, leaving him severely injured at around 4:00am, when he was returning with cattle from the Indian side with other cattle traders. Sirajul was rescued by the cattle traders who were taking him home along the Putkhali border where he succumbed to his injuries in the morning. On information, police recovered the body, said Apurba Hasan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port Police Station. – UNB

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