A man was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Assam’s South Salmara Mankachar district along the Indo-Bangladesh border on September 21 night while he was trying to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh, police said.
The incident took place in an area under Kharuabandha police station along the Indo-Bangladesh border, they said.
Horen Tokbi, Superintendent of Police of South Salmara Mankachar district, said that, following the incident, the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Officers-in-Charge of Kharuabandha police station rushed to the spot and took the injured person to the hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries.
“The incident occurred at around 7 pm and cattle smugglers tried to smuggle cattle heads to Bangladesh. We have yet to receive the FIR from the BSF side. We will send the body for a post-mortem,” Horen Tokbi said.
Further details are awaited.
(with inputs from ANI)