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Intruder: BSF seeks details from Bangladesh counterpart

The BSF has sought information from its counterpart — the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) — on an intruder who succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in north Tripura on Saturday.

The force claimed that he had sustained serious injuries after falling on a blunt object while running towards the border to escape from chasing Indians.

Reports said residents of Sonaichera, a border village in Kadamtala area of north Tripura, noticed movement of four people on the intervening night of June 13 and 14, and chased them. Three infiltrators managed to return to Bangladesh under the cover of darkness, but one fell down and was injured.

The BSF claimed the villagers found him seriously hurt and admitted him to a local hospital. He was subsequently shifted to the district government hospital at Dharmanagar after his condition deteriorated.

During investigation, the injured man identified himself as Suman Munda (27), resident of Kalamati village in Juri Sub-district of Moulvibazar district in northeast Bangladesh.

He passed away at 9 a.m. in the district hospital.

The BSF officials of the Tripura Frontiers said they had not received any missing person report from the BGB. They lodged a protest note with it to verify the credentials of the intruder.

Tripura shares 856-km boundary with Bangladesh some portions of which are still not fenced resulting in intrusion of smugglers and criminals.


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