Bangladesh lodges strong protest against girl's killing
Bangladesh summoned the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to lodge a protest against the "brutal" killing of a 15 year old girl allegedly by BSF, ahead of a crucial bilateral meeting of senior Home Ministry officials.world Updated: Jan 17, 2011 21:42 IST
Bangladesh summoned the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka to lodge a protest against the "brutal" killing of a 15 year old girl allegedly by BSF, ahead of a crucial bilateral meeting of senior Home Ministry officials.
The Bangladeshi Foreign ministry on Monday said it lodged a strong protest against the girl's killing by summoning the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Rajeet Mitter on Sunday. BSF men reportedly shot Falani as she was trying to return home from India, where she was working.
"The acting foreign secretary handed over a note protesting the brutal and senseless killing of a minor girl on the Fulbari border in Kurigram on January 7," the statement said. The statement said the Indian envoy assured the foreign office that he would convey Bangladesh's concern to the Indian authorities "as well as, take all necessary actions to prevent recurrence of such inhuman acts of killing of innocents on the Bangladesh-India border".
Hundreds of frontier villagers staged protests last week, at northwestern Kurigram frontier after the incident.
Police reports said Falani was shot in her right shoulder and died instantly as her clothes got entangled in the barbed wire fencing on the borders.
Bangladeshi Home Minister Sahara Khatun on Sunday said that Bangladesh would raise the killing of Felani in the Secretary level talks to be held in Dhaka from Wednesday.
Handing over of ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India, cooperation in anti-terror steps and firing along the international border will be high on the agenda during the Home Secretary level talks.
The Indian delegation, led by Union Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai, will engage in extensive deliberations with the Bangladesh team, headed Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder, on all bilateral security issues during the two day dialogue.