BSF, villagers clash in Tripura, 2 killed and 10 injured

'When the BSF jawans started chasing the smugglers, the villagers attacked the security men with lathis,' the DIG said.

By: Press Trust of India | Agartala | Updated: June 7, 2014 12:26 pm

Two persons, including a BSF jawan, were killed and ten injured during a clash between the border guards and villagers at South Ramnagar.

The clash took place when the BSF personnel were chasing smugglers during a routine patrol in the area near the Indo-Bangla border on Friday night, BSF DIG B S Rawat has said.

Among the injured were nine villagers and a BSF man, the BSF DIG said.

When the BSF jawans started chasing the smugglers, the villagers attacked the security men with lathis, the DIG said.

The BSF initially fired in the air to disperse the mob and then opened fire in “self defence” in which a villager, Ismail Mia, was killed and nine villagers were injured, the DIG said.

A BSF personnel, Sandeep Kumar, was then lynched by the villagers, the DIG said.

IG (Police control) N C Das also confirmed that a villager and a BSF jawan were killed in the violence.

The injured were rushed to G B hospital where nine of them were admitted. The BSF man was discharged after first-aid, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, Bhanu Mia, the brother of the villager who was killed in BSF action, in an FIR lodged at West Agartala police station said that the border guards opened fire after picking up a quarrel with them when they were resting near a pond.

Additional forces were rushed to the area, the police said.

 

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First Published on: June 7, 2014 12:15 pm
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    Girish
    Jun 7, 2014 at 7:48 am
    Why BSF men are killed is easily explained.1. Border security personnel- Army and BSF- take bribes to wink at smuggling.2. Smuggling is an essential part of border economy as the real Indian economy does not exist in those areas.3. Border politics is not the same as mainland politics.4. Every once in a while, the security personnel squeeze the teat too hard when milk has run dry, and blood oozes.What happens then, is only a natural progression.
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      Sachin Jagade
      Jun 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm
      Time to go hammer and tongs at the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. They have now. Seen the BSF will fire on them if attacked. Unfortunately a brave BSF officer was killed by the illegal immigrants. Let the media raise the issue and support our brave security forces. Let's say down with Jihadi terror and illegal immigration. Let's support our security forces strongly.
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