Odhikar

Two Bangladeshi shot wounds by the BSF at the Tentulia border under Panchagar District

On 6 January 2010 at around 3 am, the victims Nazrul Islam (34) and Anwar Hossain (26) along with 10 persons went to Tentulia Kazipara border in Panchagar District and crossed the main pillar no 442, sub-pillar 6. While they were at Haptia Indian border, suddenly the BSF troops started firing at them. Around 30/40 gun shots were fired that night by the BSF. Among these shots one hit Nazrul Islam’s right hand and another shot hit Anwar Hossain’s right palm.

On that night of 6 January 2010 Nazrul and Anwar escaped from the hands of the BSF and took shelter in the houses of Indian cattle merchants. Nazrul had a terrible injury in his hand and needed an operation, which was done in Shiliguri Hospital in India. He had undergone much harassment and stayed in India for more than 2 weeks. Anwar also stayed in India for 3 days. During their stay, they said they received very little treatment for their injuries.

During the course of their stay, their family members did not inform the BDR or police station about them being missing. That is why, the BDR could not tell Odhikar anything about this incident. They did not maintain any record for these injury cases.

fact-finding-border violence-Islam and Hossain-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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