Four people sustained serious injuries while one had to be admitted to Gomati district hospital in Udaipur as BSF jawans opened fire allegedly on a group of ostensibly innocent people.
The incident has sparked resentment among the villagers.
Police said the backside of Rajnagar hospital in Belonia subdivision in South Tripura has still been unfenced and yesterday late in the afternoon a group of cattle smugglers took a number of cattle across the unfenced border.
The BSF jawans had been chasing them but failed to trace or rescue the cattle. At a stage, BSF opened fire upon a group of people sitting in front of a mosque who had claimed to be innocent. Four persons were injured and one of them, known as Farid Mia, had to be rushed to Udaipur hospital while the remaining three escaped with minor injuries.
However, BSF said that those fired upon had collaborated with the cattle smugglers while local people claimed that the unprovoked firing had occurred on innocent people. UNI BB AKM 1728
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