Bangladesh protests killing of teenage girl by Indian BSF on border

20:09, January 17, 2011      

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Bangladesh has protested the "brutal and senseless" killing of a minor girl at the Bangladesh-India border in Bangladesh's Kurigram district, 348 km northwest of capital Dhaka, by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Jan. 7.

According to a press release of Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry received here Monday, acting Foreign Secretary called the Indian High Commissioner Rajeet Mitter to the Foreign Ministry Office at 03:00 p.m. local time on Jan. 16. During the call, the Acting Foreign Secretary handed over a note verbal protesting the brutal and senseless killing of a minor girl at the border in Kurigram district on Jan. 7, 2011.

The Indian High Commissioner assured to convey the concerns of the Government of Bangladesh to the concerned Indian authorities as well as to take necessary actions to prevent recurrence of such inhuman acts of killing of the innocent at Bangladesh-India border.

According to local media report, a 15-year-old girl was killed by BSF on Jan. 7 when she tried to cross the barbed wire fence on the border with the aid of a ladder to return to Bangladesh from India with her father.

Source:Xinhua
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