A youth allegedly trying to smuggle cough syrup to Bangladesh was killed in firing by BSF personnel in Kaliachak area of Malda district, BSF officials said today.
A group of youths were trying to smuggle cough syrup to Bangladesh, which is used by some people as an intoxicant, at Chouri Anantapur village under Kaliachak police station last night.
After noticing the group, a patrolling party of the BSF chased them and were attacked by the youths, the officials said.
A BSF jawan Alok Kumar was injured in the attack following which other members of the patrolling party opened fire killing 18-year-old Dilwar Sheikh on the spot.
The other youths then fled, the officials said, adding the body has been handed over to the police.