A 20-year old unarmed Bangladeshi cattle trader, Selim Hossain Milon, was chopped to death by Indian Border Security Force at
Gobarda in India Sunday morning, the police said.
Gobarda in Uttar Chabbish Pargana district borders Baikari in the district town of Satkhira.
Selim, who hailed from Shikri, a village in the district town of Satkhira, became the sixth Bangladeshi to be killed by BSF since March 12, when the directors general of BGB and BSF decided at their meeting in Delhi to introduce non lethal weapons in border management to stop the border killings.
Neighbours said BSF personnel of Gobarda camp opened fire on the cattle traders at Gobarda border in India when they were returning to Bangladesh with the cattle they had bought.
They said that the BSF personnel caught Selim, chopped him to death and later threw his body into Bangladesh territory.
His killing took place in gross violation of the agreed border guidelines that require BGB and BSF to arrest and hand over cross border offenders of either side to their counterparts and prohibit killing them.
BGB sources said that the group had crossed into India illegally through the Boikari border point Saturday evening to buy cattle.
The police sent Selim’s body to Satkhira General Hospital Morgue for autopsy.
BGB sent a protest note to BSF over the killing.
BGB commanding officer at Satkhira Lieutenant Colonel Enayet Karim said that BGB also lodged a protest against the killing at a flag meeting with BSF held at Boikari Sunday afternoon.
BSF killed 912 unarmed Bangladeshis from January 1, 2000 to April 30, 2011, according to rights watchdog, Odhikar.
Courtesy of New Age