Bangladesh on Monday requested the Indian authorities to immediately hand over the bodies of three Bangladesh nationals killed by Indian civilians in Tripura, and launch an inquiry into the atrocious incident.
Bangladesh also asked India to take appropriate actions at the earliest against those responsible in the atrocious killing.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officially lodged a ‘strong protest’ with the Indian side against the killing that took place on Sunday and expressed its deep concern over the matter, according to Foreign Ministry media note.
It is learned from the Indian side that some Indian nationals have already been arrested in Tripura by the local authorities in this connection, the media note said.
The matter is being followed up with the Indian authorities both from Dhaka and New Delhi, it added.
Three Bangladeshi nationals -- Siddique Ali, 52, Anwar Miah, 40, and Omar Ali, 45, -- all hailing from Gazipur union of Chnarughat upazila, were beaten to death at Khowai town in India’s Tripura state close to the border in Chunarughat upazila.
Sector commander of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Srimangal Col. Tariqul Islam Khan said some Indian villagers beat the trio to death suspecting them to be cattle lifters as they were returning home with cattle.
UNB Habiganj correspondent, meanwhile, said the Indian authorities did not hand over the bodies till filing the report at 6pm.
Delhi urged to hand over bodies of 3 Bangladeshis