Bangladeshi boy killing: Seven BSF men suspended

Staff Correspondent

Border Security Force of India on Sunday suspended seven of its personnel over shooting dead a Bangladeshi schoolboy and torturing his friends at Chuadanga border on Saturday morning, officials said quoting visiting BSF delegation to Bangladesh.
‘We have been told that a high-powered probe body has also been instituted in this regard,’ said Border Guard Bangladesh additional director general Khandaker Farid Hasan on Sunday evening.
The killing took place at a time when the BSF chief KK Sharma and its delegation were visiting Bangladesh on an invitation by his counterpart to attend the 42nd director general-level talks in Dhaka.
The officials said the 16-year-old Shehab Uddin, a resident of Goalpara of Jibannagar, was shot dead around 10:30am at point-blank range.
After a primary investigation, BGB officials said the children were plucking mangoes from an orchard located on the international border on Saturday morning.
BSF men entered Bangladesh territory and dragged the students away from the spot, the officials said.
‘The students were tortured. As the victim was nervous, he tried to run away. But, he was also caught and was shot from a very close distance,’ Border Guard Battalion-6 director Lieutenant Colonel Amir Mazid told New Age.

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