A fisherman was shot lifeless allegedly by the Border Safety Drive, or BSF, personnel close to the India-Bangladesh border at Mankachar, within the South Salmara district of Assam, final night time. An investigation has been launched by the Assam Police. The Public Relations Officer of BSF’s Guwahati frontier was unavailable for remark on the time of submitting this report.
Rigidity prevailed within the district over the killing and safety has been tightened within the border villages, police mentioned. District officers claimed that it could have been a case of mistaken identification, with the BSF personnel suspecting the fisherman to be a smuggler.
In response to police sources, in Mankachar’s Gudoli village, barely 500 metres from the India-Bangladesh border, a person was discovered mendacity with bullet wounds. The injured was recognized as Monirujjaman, a neighborhood fisherman. He succumbed to his accidents whereas being taken to hospital.
“The relations of the sufferer have alleged that he was killed in BSF firing, however BSF will verify it solely after the inquiry is full. We’re but to search out out whether or not the person killed was a fisherman or a smuggler. One fishing instrument and a torch gentle have been recovered from the particular person killed,” mentioned Saifur Ali, BSF DSP, South Salmara.
Residents of Gudoli village claimed that Monirujjaman went fishing at night time when he was gunned down by BSF personnel on patrol.
“Individuals heard gunshots and rushed to the spot to search out Monirujjaman mendacity injured with bullet wounds. He died on the way in which to hospital,” a villager advised reporters.