New Delhi: A 40-year-old man was on Monday killed and a child injured in 'unprovoked' firing in a case of ceasefire violation by suspected Bangladeshi border guarding force personnel in north Bengal.
The incident occurred at around 9.30 am in Uttar Dinajpur area of West Bengal. One person identified as Mohammed Fareed (40) was killed while a 14-year-old boy Soor Alam was injured.
Reports by BSF indicate that three rounds were fired. After the incident, the BSF has demanded a flag meeting with its counterparts.
BSF guards the 4,000-km-long Indo-Bangaldesh frontier and has taken seriously this incident of firing and ceasefire violation as it has happened after a long time, according to sources.
With Additional Inputs From PTI