Krishnaganj, Sept. 15: A BSF constable suffered a fatal injury on his head inflicted by a sharp weapon, and another sustained an injury on his right shoulder when a group of smugglers attacked them being prevented from smuggling a large consignment of contraband cough syrup to Bangladesh.
The BSF team attached to Battalion-54 arrested one of the armed smugglers, an Indian National, while at least 8 others managed to flee amid the
The ghastly incident occurred near the Matiary border outpost in Nadia’s Krishnaganj late on Wednesday night. The two BSF constables identified as Ramcharan Chowdhury and Manjit Kumar were admitted to Krishnaganj block hospital. Nabbed smuggler identified as Jahangir Mondal also suffered an injury to his own sharp weapon during the scuffle and was admitted to the same hospital.
BSF sources said that the constable Ramcharan Chowdhury despite being fatally injured had nabbed one of the attackers and continued to hold him strong even after the miscreant had bitten his arm and also further injured his ring finger of the right arm in a bid to escape with the contraband cough syrup.
Constable Manjit Kumar while trying to prevent the smugglers attacked with sharp weapons. “He suffered an injury on his right shoulder…It was an attack on his life…But he managed to save himself at the last moment but suffered an injury on the shoulder”, a BSF official said in Nadia.
A spokesperson of BSF’s South Bengal Frontier in Calcutta said, “Smugglers had a motive to kill our jawans. But our jawans come out as brave hearts that fought strong despite injuries and prevented the smuggling attempt”.