New Delhi/Kolkata: A 40-year-old farmer was today killed and a child was injured in "unprovoked" firing by suspected Bangladeshi border guarding force personnel in north Bengal, officials said.
The incident took place around 9:30 am in Uttar Dinajpur area of West Bengal, they said, adding one person identified as Mohammed Saeed (40) was killed while a 14-year-old boy Soor Alam was injured. He was admitted to a hospital in Raiganj.
A Border Security Force (BSF) patrol reported to its headquarters in Delhi that three rounds were fired and it suspected the hand of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB).
After the incident, the BSF demanded a flag meeting with its counterparts. "We have sent our Inspector General for the flag meeting," BSF Additional Director General (East) BD Sharma told PTI.
BSF guards the 4,000-km-long Indo-Bangladesh frontier and has taken seriously this incident of firing as it has happened after a long time, the sources added.
(With inputs from PTI)
Story first published:
February 11, 2013 17:37 IST