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Suspected cattle smuggler shot dead by BSF along Indo-Bangladesh Border in Assam

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Guwahati, Feb 22: A suspected cattle smuggler was killed in firing by a Border Security Force (BSF) team in Mankachar, Assam on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Shahinur Islam (26), a resident of Char Kukurmara village of the district.

The incident took place in the Kukurmara area near the Indo-Bangladesh border.

According to sources, the cattle smuggler tried to escape from the BSF before he was shot.

“The cattle smuggler was sustained seriously injured after bullet him and he died. Before medical assistance could arrive, he died,” said a police official.

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Cattle smugglers have managed to engage in this trade concerning the illegal supply of cattle to Bangladesh using the Brahmaputra River.

Sources said cattle smuggling is a persistent issue in border areas like South Salmara-Mankachar, given the proximity to Bangladesh and the economic incentive involved.

According to reports, every year more than 2 million Indian cattle are smuggled to Bangladesh.

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