Four Bangladeshis arrested on border
The Border Security Force arrested four Bangladeshis and an Indian from near the international border on Wednesday morning.
The arrest was made by the 129 battalion of the BSF after receiving a tip-off.
The arrested Bangladeshis have been identified as Mahima Khatun Bibi, Nasir Sheikh and Rijaul Islam who hail from Bagerhat district and Mohammad Saigander Sheikh from Fatikchari in the Chittagong district.
Sunil Burman, a resident of Sahebganj in Cooch Behar, was arrested along with the quartet.
According to BSF sources, the four had infiltrated into India with the help of Burman and were trying to take shelter at a location. The BSF got the tip-off and intercepted them.
“The BSF handed over all the five to Sahebganj police station. An investigation has started,” said a police officer.
Three gaurs (Indian bison) strayed out of the Patlakhawa forest and entered the Paschim Ghughumari-Fasirhat area near Cooch Behar town on Wednesday.
When local people gave the animals a chase, the bison went berserk. Sirajul Haque, a resident, suffered serious injuries after one of the gaurs attacked him. Two domesticated cows were also killed by the rampaging gaurs.
The bison also damaged crops in agricultural fields.