BELONIA (TRIPURA), March 9 - A group of uniformed personnel from Bangladesh allegedly entered Muslimpara area in the district and threatened villagers leading to a clash in which a Bangladeshi paramilitary personnel was killed and six Indian villagers injured, a BSF official said today.
Brajesh Kumar, DIG BSF, who is camping in the area, told reporters that a group of 12-14 armed uniformed personnel from Badarpur village of Bangladesh’s Feni district had allegedly entered Muslimpara at about 9 pm last night.
They broke doors of several village houses, hurled slangs and threatened them, he said. When the locals put up a resistance, the armed personnel fired rubber bullets injuring six Indian villagers. Soon a mob attacked them with machetes and lathis leaving an ANSAR Bahini Lance Naik, identified as Nawsad Ali, dead.
Bangladesh Ansar, also known as Ansar Bahini, is a paramilitary force of Bangladesh. The villagers also caught one Suman Miah (20) in plain clothes.
BSF personnel rushed to the spot and recovered the body along with one assault rifle with five live cartridges.
The body along with the arms and ammunition and Suman Miah were handed over to police, he said.
The Commandant of 68 battalion of BSF guarding the area have contacted their counterpart BGB, 10 battalion and sought clarification on how the armed and uniformed personnel of Bangladesh entered Indian territory without permission, he said.
The body of the deceased would be handed over to BGB after post-mortem today.
The SP of South Tripura Tapan Debbarma is at the spot along with a heavy contingent of forces. – PTI