The Indian Border
Security Force (BSF) shot dead four Bangladeshi cattle traders at the border of
Benapole. The deceased are 16 year old, Shobuj, Ahmed Ali, 21, Saddam 25, and
Hossain Ali, 18.
The BDR and family
members have said that these men were killed while returning to Bangladesh after
purchasing cattle from India. They died instantaneously. Their bodies were then dragged by BSF into
Although BDR claimed
that only three people were killed, family members of the deceased and other villagers
said that four people were killed.
According to human
rights organizations, approximately 30 Bangladeshis were killed by BSF in the
last six months,