AGARTALA: BSF shot dead an alleged Indian smuggler at Durlavpur in Sipahijala district, about 50 km from here.
“A group of suspected smugglers set up a temporary bridge on the barbed wire fencing at Durlavpur and allegedly tried to smuggle motor bikes last evening. When jawans patrolling along the border challenged them, the group attacked the personnel with knives,” BSF Commandant Amitav Roy said.
BSF then opened fire killing one suspected smuggler while others fled the area, the BSF Commandant added.
The slain Indian national was identified as Prasenjit Das.
Sub divisional Police officer Babul Das said Prasenjit Das was taken to the nearby Jatrapur hospital, where the attending doctors declared him brought dead.