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    Bangladeshi Cattle Smuggler Shot Dead By BSF In Karimganj

    The firing took place when the group of alleged cattle smugglers from Bangladesh tried to enter the Indian

    An alleged Bangladeshi cattle smuggler was shot dead in an encounter with the Border Security Force (BSF) along the India-Bangladesh border in Assam’s Karimganj district.

    As per reports, the incident happened when more than 15-20 Bangladeshis suspected to be cattle smugglers tried to enter the Indian territory through the Fulkandi BOP. There was an encounter and one person died after being hit with pellets from a pump-action gun in the wee hours of August 24th, 2019.

    The alleged cattle smuggler has been identified as Abdul Ruf, hailing from Sylhet division of Bangladesh. A wire cutter, three machetes, one mobile phone and a wallet were recovered from the possession of the deceased.

    As per information available, the firing took place when the group of alleged cattle smuggler tried to enter Indian through a tear in the barbed wire fencing on the border. The other members of the group managed to escape from the spot.

    Photos: Soumyajit Purkayastha

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