India’s Border Security Force on Wednesday returned the body of a Bangladeshi national three days after they recovered it along the Bangladesh-India border in Chapainawabganj.
The Bangladeshi national, Ismail, 19, is son of Habibur Rahman of the village Ghughupara of Durlavpur union, Shibganj upazila in the district.
Ismail’s body was found abandoned some 600 yards inside the Indian territory from 13/2-S border pillar along Ahedpur border around 10:00am on Monday.
The BSF members later recovered the body and handed over to Indian police. Later at a flag meeting on the day, BSF told the Border Guard Bangladesh that Ismail was killed not by the BSF as it conducted no drive over there on the day or the night preceding the day.
Ismail’s cousin Sohel, however, said Ismail went to India along with some cattle traders to fetch cattle but they were caught by the BSF.
Sohel said he learnt about Ismail being caught by BSF from his business partners who managed to escape.
Shibganj police station officer-in-charge Kamruzzaman said the BSF handed over the body in a flag meeting between the BGB and BSF.