Shillong, Jan 3: In yet another incident of assault on an Indian National, Bangladeshi miscreants on January 2, attacked a local along the India-Bangladesh border.
According to Border Security Force (BSF) authorities, one Bangladesh national namely ‘Iqbal’ resident of Sylhet, Bangladesh along with four accomplices intruded in the betel nut orchard belonging to one Vijay Rongpih of Amjalong, West Jaintia Hills with an intention to steal betel nuts.
While carrying out the attempt of stealing the betel nuts, the owner detected the trespassers and opposed them.
BSF officials said that a skirmish took place between Bangladesh miscreants and the owner.
“During the scuffle, miscreants tried to drag the owner of the orchard towards Bangladesh side but he resisted,” the BSF said.
The owner called on the villagers for aid and on seeing them approaching, Bangladesh miscreants fled leaving the owner on the spot.
The BSF said that the villagers exhibited a sensible attitude by not opening fire on the Bangladeshis but dispersed the miscreants by just making uproar and commotion.
The incident took place at the same border where one Bangladesh national assaulted a BSF trooper with a machete a few days back.
The BSF said that it has many times warned and advised Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) to educate their people living in border area to refrain from such activities but in spite of the best efforts of BSF and BGB, Bangladesh intruders keep on violating the sanctity of International boundary and become the target of local residents of India living in border area.