One killed in BSF firing in Tripura

November 18th, 2007 - 3:03 pm ICT by admin  

By Pinaki Das
Agartala, Nov 18 (ANI): One person was killed and another seriously injured when the Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire to disperse angry mob during a skirmish on pushback of five Bangladeshi nationals.
The incident took place last evening in the Tilla Bazar border out post (BOP), under Kailasahar police station of North Tripura district.
Police said Ramshu Mian (32) died on the spot, while Alkas Mian (36) with serious bullet injury was admitted to Kailasahar hospital.
According to police, the BSF and Kailasahar police jointly arrested five Muslim Bangladeshi national who were working in a brick kiln from Howar Bazar area on November 15.
On the following day, all five were produced in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kailasahar, who ordered imprisonment till rising of the court next and their pushback to Bangladesh. Then police handed over the five Bangladeshi to the Tilla Bazar BOP for push back.
The news spread like wildfire and the agitated mob, which went on increasing ultimately started pelting stone at the BSF.
BSF then finding no other means to disperse the angry mob opened fire, which led to the death of one at the spot, and another was hit by bullet on his back.
Senior police officials, including Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Northern Range B K Ray and Superintendent of Police (SP), North District Uttam Mazumder and District Magistrate (DM), Santanu Das had visited the spot with enforcement to bring the situation under control.
Residents of Tilla Bazar has called a 24-hour shutdown to protest against the incident. (ANI)

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