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BSF jawan accused of slapping women

The women were cycling on a border road to their children’s high school
The women have filed a complaint with Karandighi police.
The women have filed a complaint with Karandighi police.
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Kousik Sen   |   Raiganj   |   Published 09.01.21, 12:51 AM

A jawan of the Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the India-Bangladesh border at Karandighi block in North Dinajpur was accused of slapping two women of a village near the border on Thursday afternoon.

The women, sources said, were cycling on a border road to their children’s high school to collect textbooks.

The husband of one of the women said that a BSF jawan of Kadergach border outpost, Karandighi, stopped them and asked them to return. When they told him villagers do use the border road during the day, he abused them verbally, slapped and punched them.

He added one of the punches on his wife’s ear was so hard that her hearing got impaired.

Monodeb Sinha, Trinamul MLA of Karandighi, said: “They (BSF personnel) cannot assault villagers in such a manner without reason.”

The women have filed a complaint with Karandighi police. “We will speak with BSF officers,” said Sumit Kumar, North Dinajpur SP.

BSF authorities could not be contacted by the paper.



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