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BGB firing: Case filed against over 2 hundred

: risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-02-15 2:27:57 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-02-16 2:25:53 PM

Thakurgaon Correspondent:  A case has been filed against two hundred people over the clash between villagers and members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) that left three people killed and several injured.

Names of 19 people including two deceased have been mentioned in the case.

BGB filed the case with Haripur Thana on Friday.

The clash took place at Bahrampur village under Haripur upazila of Thakurgaon district.

According to locals, Mahabub Ali at Bahrampur village bought a cow six months ago. BGB members went to his house to bring it as Indian cow. At that time, BGB members locked into a clash with his family members and locals.  Later, three people were killed in BGB firing.

Commanding officer of BGB Thakurgaon 50 Battalion Lt Col Tuhin Mohammad Masud said “The BGB men were forced to open fire in self-defence”.

He also claimed that cattle smugglers, armed with sharp weapons, attacked the BGB troopers at Bahrampur while they were returning after seizing several smuggled cows, forcing them to open fire in self-defence.

risingbd/ Thakurgaon/Feb 15, 2019/Tanu/Mukul