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Bangladeshi killed by Myanmar BGP in Cox’s Bazar

By Abdul Aziz
February 6, 2017

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh -- A Bangladeshi fisherman has been killed and one injured in Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) shooting on Teknaf border in Cox’s Bazar.

The incident took place in the Naf River around 6:30am Monday.

The deceased is Nurul Amin, son of Kabir Ahmed of Chowdhurypara village under the upazila.

Witness fisherman Mohammad Hakim said: “We three including Amin went for fishing on Moulvibazar Point of Naf River in the morning. At that time, seven BGP members drove a patrol boat into Bangladesh territory.”

“They opened fire on us, leaving two injured. Later with the help of other fishermen we rushed the duo to Teknaf Health Complex where doctor declared Amin dead,” he added.

Hospital’s Medical Officer Dr Suban Das said: “Amin died due to excessive bleeding and another fisherman has been sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital as his condition deteriorated.”

Teknaf OC Abdul Majid said he was informed about the matter. “I sent a police team to Teknaf hospital after BGB commander informed me about the shooting incident,” he added.

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