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4 locals shot dead in Thakurgaon clash with BGB

Four locals were shot to death during a clash between villagers and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) personnel at Bahrampur village under Haripur upazila of the district on Tuesday (February 12).

The clash occurred at noon. At least 25 people including men, women and children were wounded.

The deceased were identified as Sadequl Islam, 40, son of Zahir Uddin, of Rahia village under Haripur upazila and Nawab Ali, 25, son of Nazrul Islam, of the same area. The rest two are yet to be identified.

Giving first aid, 15 persons with bullet-wounds were sent to M. Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in Dinajpur for better treatment,said Dr. Abdus Samad, residential medical officer at Haripur Upazila Health Complex.

According to eyewitnesses, BGB members went to a house to fetch 4 cows which were stolen from India. Villagers prevented them, triggering a clash that resulted in the deaths of four persons.

Amiruzzaman officer-in-charge of Haripur police station confirmed the deaths.

Smugglers launched an organized attack on BOP members, because they went to bring Indian cows, said BGB-50 Commander Lieutenant Colonel Tuhin Bin Masud.

source: BDST: 1729 HRS, FEB 12, 2019

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