Youth shot dead by BSF jawan at Bhatgachi border in Chapra

Youth shot dead by BSF jawan at Bhatgachi border in Chapra

Biswabrata Goswami

KRISHNAGAR, 17 JULY: A 19-year-old youth was shot dead by a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan at Bhatgachi village along the border with Bangladesh in Nadia on Saturday morning.

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The incident sparked tensions in Bhatgachi under Chapra police station limits.

Police officials said the deceased has been identified as Ashif Halsana (19) of Bhatgachi.

The BSF has lodged a complaint with the Chapra police (case no. 384/21/17.07.2021) and they have charged the deceased and others under sections 186/188/189/332/353/373 and 307/34 of IPC.

According to BSF, the patrolling team saw at least 4 to 5 youths from Indian side trying to cut down barbed wire fencing at Bhatgachi border on early Saturday morning. As they tried to intercept them, the suspected smugglers started pelting stones at the soldiers. Some smugglers attacked one of the jawans with a sharp weapon. The jawan, who had a narrow escape, fired four rounds from his non-lethal pump action gun in self-defence that hit one smuggler.

Tiya Halsana, sister of the deceased said, “My brother left home at around 8 pm. But, he did not return home last night. Early this morning, I heard that he was shot down by someone. Later, police reached the site and retrieved the body for autopsy.”

The Chapra police said they have initiated a probe into this matter.  

Tags: #BSF #Chapra #BarbedWireFencing #Bangladesh

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