Two Bangladeshis killed by Meghalaya villagers

August 13th, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS  

Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed Friday when residents of a village on the India-Bangladesh border attacked them, police said, adding a team had rushed to the site.

The incident took place at Hat Thymmai village on the southern tip of Meghalaya.

“The Bangladeshi nationals were killed after the village defence party attacked them for stealing boulders from Wah Khasmar in the early hour of today’s (Friday) morning,” a village official told IANS.

A police official here said they had heard about the incident and had rushed a team to the village to take stock of the situation.

A police official has rushed to the spot for information on the incident.

Hat Thymmai is about 80 km from Shillong, state capital of Meghalaya.

Meghalaya shares a 443-km border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly and unfenced and prone to frequent infiltration.

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