Teknaf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead by a group of Nasaka personnel (Burma’s border security force) in the Naff River on January 9, said a local from Teknaf.
“The victim including other fishermen went to Naff River for fishing by a row boat in Burma’s territory waters while a group of Nasaka personnel of Kanpyin Nasaka out-post camp went to the spot and fired to the fishing boat. But, one of the fishermen was hit and felt down into water.”
The dead body was identified as Mohamed Faroque (18), son of Mohamed Hossain, hailed from Gudam Para (village) of Nila union under the Teknaf police station.
According to a fisherman from the border, the fishermen went to Burma’s territory for fishing after taking weekly permission from the Nasaka out-posts of Kinpyin.
After the incident, other fishermen informed to the concerned authorities of Bangladesh and the relatives of the victim.
However, a flag meeting was held between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) of Teknaf Battalion No. 42 and Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) regarding the issue, but the Nasaka denied the killing of the fisherman, according to BGB official.
A group of BGB personnel went to the spot and searched the dead body, but the dead body has not been found by the BGB and the victim’s relatives, so far, according to official.
Some of Bangladeshis were killed by the Burma’s security force earlier while fishing in the Naff River.
A Bangladeshi businessman from Teknaf said that more Bangladeshi fishermen and woodcutters have been languishing in Burma’s jail.