May 17, 2022, 3:22 am
Sylhet Representative /
The bullet-riddled bodies of two Bangladeshi youths were found lying in the Kanaighat border area of Sylhet. The locals thought they could be shot dead by the Indian border guard BSF or the Indian armed Khasias.
The incident took place near Main Pillar No. 1331 in Mikirpara area of Dona border in Laxmi Prasad East Union of Kanaighat Upazila on Wednesday noon.
The victims were identified as Askar Ali, 25, son of Abdul Latif of Eraligul village bordering the upazila and Arif Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Hannan of the same village.
BGB and police are trying to recover the bodies of the victims in compliance with the border law, he told reporters.
Meanwhile, the relatives of the deceased said that they left their house on Tuesday afternoon and went to the local Lalbazar, after which they did not return home. Many in the border area speculate that Askar and Arif may have illegally entered the Ukiang area of the Indian state of Meghalaya through the border area on Tuesday night. During this time they can be shot and killed by BSF or Indian armed Khasias.
Nazrul Islam, company commander of the Suraighat BGB camp, said he had informed senior BGB officials about the incident. He is yet to say whether they were killed in the BSF firing. He said the BGB would recover the bodies in accordance with the border law.
Enaye Kanaighat Police Station Officer-in-Charge Tajul Islam told PPM that he had informed the BGB officials about the bodies of the two youths lying in the border area and that the process of retrieving the bodies was underway.