Kurigram: The four-member Bangladeshi team returned home on Tuesday afternoon after making their depositions before a special court constituted by Border Security Force (BSF) in Cooch Behar of India at the trial of the killing of Bangladeshi girl Felani.
Felani’s father M Nurul Islam, maternal uncle M Abdul Hanif, commanding officer of Border Guard Bangladesh Battalion-45 Lt Col Ziaul Haque Khaled and Kurigram public prosecutor Abraham Lincoln returned home through Burimari land port in Lalmonirhat around 1pm.
Assisted by the BGB representative and the Bangladeshi lawyer, Nurul and Hanif on Monday testified before the General Security Force Court.
They were supposed to make their deposition also on Tuesday. However, when they appeared before the court, they were told that their further depositions were not required.
Abraham Lincoln said two Indian nationals of the frontier area testified on Tuesday, and hoped to get justice.
Earlier, on Sunday, the Bangladeshi team went to India to make their depositions at the trial.
Over two and half years into the incident, the trial of the murder of Bangladeshi girl Felani began on August 13 at the BSF special court in Cooch Behar.
Felani, a 15-year-old girl, was shot dead by the BSF men while she was entering Bangladesh over the barbed-wire fences along Anantapur border point in the district on January 7, 2011.
Amid the BGB’s consistent efforts, the BSF headquarters formed the General Security Force Court to punish those responsible for the incident after an investigation.
After the investigation, the BSF submitted the charge sheet against its constable Amiya Ghosh who shot the Bangladeshi innocent girl.
Felani who used to work as a domestic help in New Delhi along with her father was returning home from India on January 7, 2011 to tie her knot.
Although her father crossed into Bangladesh by scaling the barbed-wire fence, she failed to do so as her clothes got entangled with the barbed wires.
Later, she was shot dead by a BSF team.