Seven BSF men suspended on charge of killing

Seven BSF men suspended on charge of killing

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CHUADANGA -Seven Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) men were suspended by the concerned authorities on Sunday on charge of killing a Bangladeshi minor boy at Notun para border area under Jibannagar upazila of the district.The Bangladeshi minor boy was killed on Saturday by the BSF men inside India when he was collecting mango from a mango garden of an Indian national which was taken lease by a Bangladeshi national earlier.This was confirmed by Lt. Col. Amir Majid, commanding officer, BGB 6 battalion stationed at Chuadanga last night.The Indian border security force (BSF) officials also expressed sorrows for the incident in which the Bangladeshi minor boy was killed by the BSF men.It was disclosed by BSF at a sector commander level flag meeting between BGB and BSF which was held on Sunday at Notun Para border area near border demarcation pillar no.-66 under Jibannagar upazila of the district.In the flag meeting Col. Mahabub Rahman, sector commander, BGB Kushtia sector led the Bangladesh side while DIG Koilash Lal Shaha, sector commander, BSF Krishnanagar sector led the Indian side.BGB sources said Shihabuddin, 14, son of Mahbub Hasan of Goalpara village under Jibannagar upazila of the district along with his three other friends went into a mango garden to collect mangoes inside Indian territory along the Notunpara border area of Bangladesh which was taken lease earlier by a Bangladeshi man at about 11 o’clock on Saturday.At that time a BSF team from nearby Indian Banpur BSF camp rushed to the mango garden and shot dead the Bangladeshi minor boy Shihabuddin.The three friends of Shihabuddin fled away from the spot and after coming back home informed the matter to the parents and villagers of Shihabuddin. Local people rushed to the spot and brought the body of Shihabuddin to his residence.  BGB strongly protested the killing of the minor boy to BSF. Later a high level meeting was held Sunday between BGB and BSF. (BSS)

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