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2 Bangladeshi men shot dead by BSF along Sylhet border

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel keep a vigil near India-Bangladesh fencing border during a patrol ahead of India's 70th Republic Day celebration at Lankamura village, on the outskirts of Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on January 24, 2019 AFP 

Desk Report : Two young Bangladeshi men have been shot dead reportedly by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the India-Bangladesh border in Sylhet. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Dona border in Kanaighat upazila. 

 The deceased were identified as local residents Askar Ali, 25, son of Abdul Latif and Arif Hossain, 22, son of Abdul Hannan. Relatives of the victims said the duo never returned home after leaving for the local bazaar on Tuesday afternoon, reports Bangla Tribune. azrul Islam, company commander of the Saraighat Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), said senior BGB authorities were informed of the deaths of two young men. 

Meanwhile, Kanaighat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Tajul Islam said they received information that two young men were shot dead by the BSF while trying to trespass into the Indian territory through a smuggling route. “A police team is on its way to the spot to recover the victims' bodies,” he added.