Two Indians killed, four hurt in BDR firing
Two Indians were killed and four injured when Bangladesh Rifles opened fire from across the border in Coochbehar district of West Bengal.india Updated: Mar 28, 2006 22:46 IST
Two Indians were killed and four injured when Bangladesh Rifles opened fire from across the border at Kakchipara along the international border in West Bengal's Coochbehar district on Tuesday, a BSF spokesman said.
While one villager died on the spot, another succumbed to injuries at the Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital after being rushed there by the BSF, the BSF (North Bengal Frontier) spokesman said.
The condition of one of the injured was critical, he said.
The spokesman said the BDR personnel opened fire on the Indian villagers without warning when they were repairing a road near the Jhikabari BOP, near the international border.
The BDR, during a commandant-level flag meeting at Jhikabari on Tuesday, said it objected to the road repair work "undertaken by the Indians in violation of the guidelines that no such project can be taken up within 150 yards of the international boundary."
The incident comes close on the heels of a heavy exchange of fire between the BSF and the BDR over construction of an embankment on the Bangladesh side within 150 yards of the international border along the Kartwa river in North Dinajpur district on March 23.