BSF hands over body of BGB member
DE Online Desk
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday handed over the body of a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) member, whom BSF members had shot on Monday.
The deceased, Rais Uddin, 35, was posted at the BGB-49 Battalion in Jessore.
Jessore-49 BGB Battalion Commander Lt Colonel Hossain Ahmed Jamil and Assistant Director Masud Rana received the body. The body was sent to Jessore General Hospital.
Later, the body will be handed over to his family in Chapainawabganj.
The BGB member succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment in India, BGB said on Tuesday.
According to a BGB press release, a patrol team of the BGB challenged a group of cattle smugglers when they were intruding into Bangladesh from India, adjacent to the Jhelepara post area under Benapole upazila, around 5:30am on Monday.
At one stage, the smugglers went back inside Indian territory, it reads, adding that BGB member Rais Uddin got separated from his team amid dense fog.
Though initially he was not found, later it was known through several sources that he was injured in a BSF firing and was undergoing treatment in an Indian hospital.
The BGB demanded a proper investigation into the incident and sent a protest note to its Indian counterpart.