By Shafiqul Islam Jibon
India promised to free Bangladeshi guard as soon as possible. India'n Border Security Force have made this promise to Bangladeshi authority on Friday evening.
Bangladesh claims that the deceased, Shah Alam, 40, is a drug peddler from Sonamura. He was shot while smuggling Indian cough syrup Phensedyl, banned in Bangladesh.
Now tension runs high in the bordering villages following the killing of the Indian man and the capture of Bangladeshi guard.
Earlier in the day, BGB Comilla sector commander Col Rustam Ali told journalists that a Boara camp patrol was sent to Laxmipur Dalkia village of Geliara union at Sadar (south) upazila around 6:30am on a tip-off that a consignment of Phensedyl was being smuggled in through the border.
BGB members fired several rounds of bullets when the smugglers came to know about the drive and attacked them, he claimed.
The smugglers held Lutfar and took him away to the other side of the border after Shah Alam had been shot and killed.
The latest incident coincides with recent controversy over BSF allegedly stripping and assaulting a Bangladeshi villager earlier this week in the West Bengal border.