A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead by Myanmar Border Security Force (BGP) while fishing in a boat on the Naf River.
After being shot in the evening on Saturday (November 6), the prisoner died in the middle of the night while undergoing treatment at the surgery department of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Islam, 35, son of Gura Miah of Baraitali area in Ward 9 of Teknaf Sadar Union.
Nazir Ahmed, a member of Teknaf Sadar Union Parishad (UP) Ward No. 9, said three fishermen boarded a wooden boat in the Naf River on Saturday evening.
After a while, the BGP of Myanmar fired at them. Mohammad Islam was shot in the abdomen and other fishermen with him rescued him in a bloody condition and brought him to Teknaf Hospital. He was rushed to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Teknaf Upazila Health Complex Emergency Department Physician. Sajjad Hossain said that at night the locals brought a man who had been shot. He has gunshot wounds to the right side of his abdomen. He was rushed to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for further treatment.
Teknaf 2 BGB captain Lt. Colonel Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said, “I have received news that a Bangladeshi youth was injured in the BGP firing and died while undergoing treatment.” Despite the ban, in the dark of night, some fishermen took boats down the Naf River into Myanmar waters.
The BGP then fired at them, one of whom was stabbed and later killed. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Even then a protest letter was sent by the BGB; In the future, Bangladeshis should not be shot dead in this way. The BGP said they shot at the boat at their border thinking it was a terrorist.
Teknaf Model Police Inspector (Investigation) Abdul Alim said, “I heard that one person was shot and injured.” No one was reported dead. This matter will be investigated.