Border Security Force accused of killing Bangladeshi youth: Human rights defender demands justice

Human rights defender Kirity Roy accuses BSF of killing Bangladeshi youth, demanding justice and impartial investigation

BSF Accused of Killing Bangladeshi Youth

Another tragic incident of a Bangladeshi youth being brutally killed by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel has come to light, sparking outrage and demands for justice. Human rights defender Kirity Roy, the secretary of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) based in West Bengal, has raised serious allegations against the BSF. The incident in question occurred on January 28, 2024, at the 'Amar' Border Outpost of 'C' Company of 6 BSF Battalion.

Roy highlights the treacherous nature of the act, pointing out that the BSF had previously pledged to reduce casualties of Bangladeshis to zero in border areas during discussions with their counterparts in Bangladesh. Despite this assurance, a Bangladeshi youth named Rabiul Islam alias Tuklu, aged about 34 years, was fatally shot by BSF personnel at 93 Fulkabari village in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.

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Questionable Circumstances Surrounding the Incident

The circumstances surrounding Rabiul's death raise serious concerns about the conduct of the BSF, local police, and executive authorities. Despite the presence of an Executive Magistrate and police at the scene, there was no medical professional to declare Rabiul dead. This raises suspicions of a cover-up orchestrated by the BSF, police, and executive authorities to conceal the true nature of the killing.

Roy emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation into the roles played by the BSF, local police, and executive magistrate in this tragic incident. He calls for accountability and justice for the slain youth, demanding that those responsible be held accountable for their actions.

Demand for Justice and Accountability

Roy's representation to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) calls for the following actions to be taken:

These demands underscore the need for accountability and justice in cases of human rights violations, especially when perpetrated by state actors like the BSF. The tragic killing of Rabiul Islam serves as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding human rights principles and ensuring that those responsible for such heinous acts are brought to justice.

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