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Youth shot dead along Sylhet border

A Bangladeshi youth shot dead by members of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Bichanakandi border of Gowainghat upazila in Sylhet district on Friday night.

The incident took place at around 9.30pm within 400 yards of 1263 main pillar along the border area in the upazila.

The deceased was identified as Kawser Ahmed, 26, son of Ruson Mia, a resident of South Bogaiya village under Rustampur union in the upazila.

Bichanakandi border outpost commander subeder Altaf Hossain confirmed the matter, adding that Kawser was involved in smuggling of sugar  from India. On Friday night, when he tried to sneak across the border to smuggle sugar, BSF fired bullets on him. He died on the spot.

Being informed, the family members of the deceased took the body from the spot, he said.

Besides, a team of police from Gowainghat Police Station visited the spot and legal action would be taken in this regard, the commander added.