The Indian Border Security Force on Tuesday returned the body of a Bangladeshi farmer who was reportedly picked up by the BSF in the bordering area of Parshuram in Feni 17 days ago.
The Indian authorities handed over the body to the Border Guard Bangladesh and the police at Bilonia immigration checkpoint.
The deceased, Mesbah Uddin, 47, was reportedly picked up the BSF from bordering area of Bashpadua village on November 13 and his body was seen abandoned inside the India on November 16.
On November 16, BSF members took away the body of Mesbah, reportedly shot dead and left abandoned near the Guthuma border by the BSF.
BGB Majumder border outpost company commander Subedar Moniruzzaman said that officials from both Bangladesh and India were present during the body handover.
‘Mesbah Uddin’s wife Marium Akter along with four daughters, only younger sister Parul Akter, Parshuram municipal mayor Nizam Uddin Chowdhury Sajel and local councillor Nizam Uddin Suman were present,’ he added.
Mesbah Uddin, a resident of Uttar Guthma village under Parshuram upazila, was also involved in cow business alongside farming.
The deceased’s wife Rahima Begum said, ‘BSF killed my husband without any fault. The body has decomposed as it had been left abandoned for days along the border inside India. After 17 days, there is no scope to identify my husband.’
She also demanded compensation from both Bangladesh and Indian governments.
Local people had identified a Bangladeshi farmer’s body inside India on November 16.
On November 17, BSF officials held a flag meeting with their Bangladeshi counterparts at Parshuram.