Border Guard BD man goes missing in the Teesta

Border Guard BD man goes missing in the Teesta

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Dhaka, June 27 – A member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) went missing in the Teesta River in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat early Tuesday while chasing smugglers.The victim was identified as Lance Nayek Sumon Hawladar, 42, son of Hekim Ali of Habiganj district.
Tipped off, a team of BGB men went to the bordering area near pillar No 144/3 in the upazila and chased a group of smugglers around 2:30 am, said commanding officer Lt Col Golam Morshed of Lalmonirhat BGB-15 Battalion.
At one stage, Sumon slipped into the river and went missing, he said.
A joint team of members of BGB, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and divers from Rangpur Fire Service could not rescue him till filing of this report at 6:45pm.
Officer-in-charge of Patgram Police Station Aboni Shanker Kar said they also looked for the missing BGB men with speedboats but failed due to strong currents in the river. – UNB

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