The helper of the mini truck was caught by the locals and handed over to police (Representational Image)
Barasat, West Bengal:
A BSF personnel was killed near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas today when he tried to stop a mini truck smuggling cows across the border.
Superintendent of police P Sudhakar said Tushar Kanti Das of BSF 64 Battalion had spotted the minitruck at Gaighata in the morning and had given it a chase on a cycle along with a local.
He was hit fatally by the fleeing truck and was rushed to a local hospital, which declared him brought dead.
The truck also hit against a wayside shop while speeding away and the driver jumped down and escaped. The helper was caught by the locals and handed over to the police.
The truck with four cows was seized by the police, Mr Sudhakar added.