Myanmar border guards gun down BD fisherman

07 Feb,2017


Cox's Bazar, BdChronicle:

A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead and another injured as Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) opened fire on them while fishing in the Bay of Bengal near Teknaf upazila early Monday.

The victim was identified as Nurul Amin, 26, son of Kabir Ahmed, a resident of Chowdhurypara of Teknaf municipality.

Hakim Ali, also a fisherman, said a group of fishermen were fishing there around 7am.

At one stage, a BGP team intruded into the Bangladesh water territory and opened fire on the fishermen, leaving Nurul dead on the spot and Mortuza Miah injured, Hakim added.

The injured fisherman was taken to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital.

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