He was shot while returning with cows from India
A youth has been shot dead by the Border Security Forces (BSF) on the Indian side of Maheshpur in Jhenaidah, say family members.
The deceased is Mikail Hossain, 30, hailing from Jinjira Para of Baghadanga in Maheshpur.
“Mikail and some people went to India several days ago. They were trying to return with cows on Thursday night but were intercepted by the BSF members on patrol, who opened fire at them,” Nur Mallick, cousin of the victim, said on Monday.
“Even though others managed to cross the border, Mikail remained missing since then,” he added.
Hashkhali police in Nadia recovered his body on Sunday from the Tengra Canal near the border, Nur said.
Nepa Union Parishad Chairman Shamsul Alam said he had heard about the incident from Mikail’s family members.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) 58 Battalion Commander Lt Col Shahin Azad said they had not received any information on the matter.