Joypurhat: Members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) picked up six Bangladeshi cattle traders along Koria border in Panchbibi upazila here on Tuesday.
Four of the victims were identified as Ziaul Haque, 35, Matiur Rahman, 38, Sayem Uddin, 25, Ashraful, 28 of Uchna village of the upazila while the identities of two others could not be known immediately.
Confirming the incident Captain of BGB-3 Lieutenant Colonel Khasru Sabbir Ali said when a group of cattle traders numbering 20-25 went to the India side for bringing cattle in the morning, the BSF troops of Durgapur camp resisted them.
At one stage, the Bangladeshi cattle traders swooped on a BSF man and beat him up, leaving him critically injured.
Later, the BSF troops detained six cattle of the cattle traders and cordoned off 10 others. However, the other cattle traders managed to flee.
The BGB authorities sent a letter to BSF for releasing the detained Bangladeshi men.