BSF writes to BGB, "vehemently" condemns killing of Meghalaya citizen in Bangladesh



The Border Security Force (BSF) on December 30 wrote to the Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) to "vehemently" condemn and to demand an explanation into the alleged killing of an Indian national by suspected Bangladesh nationals on December 29.

“We have written to BGB protesting against the abduction and killing of an Indian citizen by the Bangladesh nationals,” a senior BSF official told TNT-The Northeast Today.

There is a lack of clarity since the family members had initially claimed that he was missing since morning but later changed their statement and said that the victim went missing for the last one day, BSF official said.

The motorcycle of the Indian national who was killed was found outside the Indo-Bangladesh border fence, which is being used by the civilians, the official said.

“It is for the police to investigate to find out the details about this case,” he added.

A bullet-ridden body of an Indian national was found on the Bangladesh side of international border December 29. The deceased has been identified as Thedian G Momin (46) of Rasnagre village under Gasuapara, in South Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Reportedly, three Bangladesh nationals had abducted Thedian G Momin on December 28 from the bordering area with the help of BGB. After dragging Momin inside Bangladesh, troops of the 39 Batallion of BGB shot him repeatedly and, left the bullet-ridden body approximately 15 meters away from the international border, inside Bangladesh on Halughat border of Mymensingh.

"It is a rare incident where BGB, with the help of three Bangladesh nationals, abducted the deceased from the zero line and then carried out the cold-blooded murder without any apparent reason. The victim has no criminal record in India," BSF officials said.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang and Ibankyntiew Mawrie)