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Bangladeshi farmer ‘tortured by BSF’ near Chapainawabganj border

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) member have reportedly tortured a Bangladeshi farmer entering the Shingnagar border in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj.


The victim is Eslam Ali, 70, of the upazila.


BGB-53 Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Mohammad Suruj Mia said the farmer was working in the field within 15 yards of the border zero line on Wednesday noon when the BSF members enter the border and tortured him.


Locals rushed the farmer to Shibganj Health Complex and then to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) as his two hands were broken.


On information, BGB men visited the spot with the farmer’s son.


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“A letter has been sent to the BSF strongly protesting the matter,” said the officer.


Meanwhile, local UP member Serajul Islam alleged that BSF often enters Bangladesh and tortures the farmers here.


Source: United News of Bangladesh