Indian BSF brutally torture Bangali boy to death

A Bangladeshi national, who was tortured by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Monohorpur border in Shibganj sub-district of Chapainawabganj district on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Sunday.

According to sources, the BSF personnel cut off the tendons of his hands and legs.

The victim was identified as Saidur Rahman, 18, son of Azahar Ali of Dakatpara village in the sub-district.

Major Nazrul Islam, operation officer of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) said, BSF troops of Nimtita camp in Maldah caught Saidur, a cattle trader, when he was crossing the border and beat him up mercilessly.

They also cut off the tendons of his hands and legs and threw him into the river Padma.

Local people found Saidur floating in the river at about 1:30 pm and rushed him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where the attended doctors declared him dead.

Informed by locals, BDR sent a protest letter to its Indian counterpart and asked BSF for a flag meeting.

The meeting was held on Sunday afternoon on Masudpur frontier where BDR protested such incidents of killings by the Indian border guards.

Earlier, BSF of the same camp caught and tortured another Bangladeshi cattle trader Nurul Islam on Raghunathpur frontier in Shibganj sub-district on August 31 and also threw him into the river Padma.

Locals rescued him from the Padma at night and also rushed him to RMCH, said BDR officials.