The Jessore battalion of the paramilitary force has confirmed the death of the shot dead soldier of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) under treatment in an Indian hospital. BGB’s Jessore Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Jamil said this in a press release on Monday.
According to the notification, on January 22 (Monday) around 5:30 pm, a group of cows from India were crossing the smuggling border into Bangladesh in the area adjacent to Jelepara post of Dhanyakhola BOP of BGB Jessore Battalion. When the on-duty BGB patrol challenged them, they tried to run away towards India. At that time, Sepahi Mohammad Raishuddin, a member of the BGB patrol team, got separated due to thick fog while chasing after the smugglers.
According to the notification, Raishuddin could not be found initially, but it was later learned through various media that he was injured in BSF firing and is undergoing treatment in a hospital inside India. Immediately after the incident, a flag meeting was held at the battalion commander level and it was learned that soldier Raishuddin died while undergoing treatment in the hospital. A strong diplomatic protest has been sent to the BSF demanding a fair investigation into the matter.
Also, communication is continuing at all levels regarding the speedy return of the body to Bangladesh, said the notification signed by BGB Jessore Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Jamil.