India`s Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday agreed to return the bullet-hit body of a Bangladeshi youth
The dead is Shahed Khan, 25, son of Ramjan Ali of Barabaldia village of Damurhuda upazila of the district.
The Indian border guards agreed to return the body during a flag meeting held with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday on `no man`s land` near Modna camp of BGB at Chhotobaldia frontier village.
Havildar Abdur Rashid of BGB Modna camp led the Bangladesh side at the flag meeting.
Commanding Officer (CO) of 35 BGB in Chuadanga Colonel Sultan Ahmed and Abdur Rashid said the body will be handed over by BSF tomorrow following post mortem at an Indian hospital today.
They said villagers found the body at around 8 am today at Mokamtala at Kestaganj in Nadia district of India`s Pashchimbanga state, some 100 yards off 83 Chhotobila Border Observation Post (BOP), and informed BGB.
BGB sent a letter to BSF asking for returning the body but the Indian border guards took away the body in presence of the BGB men.
Responding to a letter sent to BSF by BGB asking for holding a flag meeting over the matter Mokamtala camp BSF joined the flag meeting in the afternoon and agreed to hand over the bruised body of Shahed tomorrow after conducting autopsy, the CO said.
Meanwhile, Damurhuda thana police arrested three people from Barabaldia village suspecting their involvement with the murder following a case filed by the victim`s brother today.
They are Ratan Ali, 30, Hasan Ali, 22, and Lal Chad, 30.
Police quoting the victim`s family members said Ratan called Shahed out of home on Friday evening and he remained untraced since then.
They further alleged that the arrestees had a dispute with Shahed over construction of a road on the land owned by Shahed`s father Ramjan.