Friday, November 22, 2013

Meherpur outlaw killed in mob beating in India

From The Daily Star,
Friday, November 22, 2013
An underground operative, who fled to India around seven months ago to avoid arrest, was killed in mob beating in Nadia district of Pashchimbanga on Tuesday night.
The outlaw was identified as Safiqul Islam, 38, son of Babar Ali of Solmari village in Sadar upazila of Meherpur district. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) confirmed the death and identity of the outlaw at a flag meeting held on Kathuli border in Meherpur yesterday.
Receiving the death news from Safiqul’s relatives, BGB had earlier sent a letter to its Indian counterpart to hold the flag meeting.
Kathuli BGB camp Commander Fazlul Haq quoted BSF 85 Tinpur camp Commander Mahendra Kosh as saying that Safiqul went to a local bazar at Kagojipara village in Morutia Thana in Nadia on Tuesday night where locals caught him, suspecting to be a robber.
They beat up Safiqul mercilessly, resulting in his death on the spot, the BSF commander said.
Meherpur police said Safiqul was a cadre of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (Janajuddho faction).  He was wanted in four cases, including two for murder.
Safiqul fled the country 7/8 months ago and was living at Kagojipara village under Morutia Thana of Nadia district, they added.
At the flag meeting, the Indian border guards agreed to return the body of the outlaw after completion of procedures, BGB sources said.

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