Agartala: A suspected Bangladeshi cattle smuggler was allegedly beaten to death along the international border in Gopal Nagar village under Mohanpur sub-division.
Speaking with EastMojo, Bijoy Sen, Officer-in-charge of Mohanpur police station said, “The youth identified as 30-year-old, Rukman Miah, confessed to having entered from Bangladesh illegally. He also confessed that he was cattle smuggling.” The victim was found unconscious in a jungle along the border by a police party.
Rukman had received grievous injuries and was taken to Mohanpur subdivision hospital and from there he was referred to Agartala GB Pant hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.
“After post mortem, the body will be handed over to Bangladesh authorities with the help of the BSF. A case has been registered and investigation is going on to ascertain the facts”, OC Sen added.
Sources from the village informed that the youth had crossed the international border and had plans to smuggle cattle, but he was caught red-handed. The locals assaulted him and after he lost consciousness.
Tripura shares 856-km international border with neighbouring Bangladesh and BSF troops have been deployed around there to keep vigil. They have now been augmented by the deployment of Tripura state rifles as a second line of defence post-COVID-19.