Bangladeshi injured in BSF firing at Hatibandha border

A Bangladeshi autovan driver named Altab Hossain (55) was injured in firing by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Hatibandha border in Lalmonirhat.

The incident took place near sub-pillar number 9 of main pillar number 893 of pocket area on the Singimari border of the upazila on Friday (June 7) afternoon.

Injured Altab Hossain is the son of deceased Bachcha Sheikh, a resident of Pocket village of Singimari union. He was rescued and taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital. He is currently undergoing treatment there.

According to border resident sources, Altab Hossain was working in the field on the border of the pocket area of ​​Singimari Union of Hatibandha Upazila on Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, he was shot by the members of the patrol team of Nagar Singimari BSF camp of Cooch Behar BSF battalion of India and fell on the ground there. Later the locals rescued him with bullet wounds and took him to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Samsul Haque, ward member of Singimari Union of upazila, said that he went to the spot after receiving information about Indian BSF firing at the border. He came to know that Altab Hossain was shot by BSF.

Manowar Hossain, Chairman of Singimari Union Parishad of the upazila, admitted that Altab Hossain was shot and injured and said, “I am going to the spot.” CO of BGB is coming there. There may also be a flag meeting with the Indian BSF.

To find out about this BGB-61 Teesta-2 battalion captain Lt. Colonel Sheikh Mohammad Musahid Masum’s mobile phone was tried but he did not receive the call.

Rabiul Hasan/MKR