Bangladeshi youth shot dead by BSF in Sherpur

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A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Panbari bordering area of Sreebardi upazila here early Monday.

The deceased was identified as Ukil Mia, 19, son of Banga Suruj of Meghadol village in the upazila.

Khandakar Abdul Hai, subedar of Karnajhora Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp, Ukil and Sumon went to the border area for grazing cattle and when they entered the Indian territory around 5am the BSF troops opened fire on them, leaving them injured.

The duo ran into Bangladeshi territory and fell down in Panbari area.

When local people rescued them Ukil died. Khandakar Abdul Hai said they recovered the body and handed over it to police while Sumon was admitted to Sreebardi Upazila Hospital.

BGB and BSF will sit in a flag meeting over the incident, he added.

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