Thursday, 28 May 2020

Taungbro, Bangladesh: Burma’s border security force, or Nasaka shot dead a Bangladeshi fisherman and injured another on February 24, at about 8:00 am, while they were fishing in the Naff River, which demarcates the Burma-Bangladesh border, our correspondent from the border area said.
The fisherman was identified as Suthan Ahmed (31), son of late Sulaima and the injured person was identified as Sayed Hussain (35), son of late Oli Hussain. Both of them belonged to Maze Para of Whykong Union, under the Teknaf Upazila.
The incident occurred at Whykong at the Bangladesh-Burma point, When the three Bangladeshi fishermen, at about 8:00 am, went to the Naff River with a small boat for fishing near the Bangladesh border, Burma’s border security force, or  Nasaka  stopped and then immediately fired at them.  They hit Sultan Ahmed on the head; he died on the spot and fell into Naff River. However, the other two fishermen Sayed Hussain and Mohsa Ali managed to escape. Sayed Hussain was also injured by a bullet. Currently, the wounded fisherman has been admitted in Cox’s Bazaar Sadar Hospital for medical treatment, our correspondent added.   
Regarding the missing body, the local villagers, BDR and Burma’s Nasaka went to the spot to look into the matter and tension has been prevailing in the border area, regarding the incident. The BDR and local villagers have been searching the Naff River, in order to look for the body.  
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Commander Abdul Khalek of 42 Battalion of Teknaf sent a letter of complaint to the Nasaka of Nan Tha Daung Camp of Burma yesterday. The Commander also confirmed the event and said that Nasaka had created this problem, an official said.     
BDR Major Helal Mohammed Khan, the operation Commander of Teknaf BDR Battalion, No. 42, police of Teknaf police station accompanied by local villagers have been searching for the missing body, according to local villagers.
Yesterday at about 4:00 pm, there was a flag meeting between BDR and Nasaka on the Naff River. From the Burmese side, three Nasaka Commanders from Nasaka area No. 3, 4, and 5 participated in the meeting, while the BDR Commander of 42 Battalion of Teknaf attended the meeting from Bangladesh. But, there was no resolution as Nasaka said that they had shot the robbers, who approached Burma.  However, the Nasaka will inform the matter to the higher authority, according to official sources.  
According to local people, 10 years ago, the father of Suttan Ahmed also died after being shot by the Nasaka in the Naff River.