Lalmonirhat Handing over the dead bodies of two Indian citizens who floated in the Teesta

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Police and BGB have handed over the bodies of two Indian nationals who were found floating in Teesta river at Lalmonirhat to BSF.  past

After the flag meeting between the two sides on Friday night, the dead bodies of two Indian citizens were handed over at the border of Mogulhat Union of Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila.  On behalf of Bangladesh, OC Omar Farooq of Sadar Police Station and Assistant Commandant of BSF Gitaldah Camp Pappu Meena along with Sub Inspector Rajendra Tamang in charge of Dinhata Police Camp on behalf of India were present.

Earlier, two bodies were recovered from Kalmati and Horinchowra areas of Khuniyagach Union of Sadar Upazila on Friday (October 6) morning and Thursday (October 5) night.

Police and locals said that due to the heavy rains, the water of the Teesta river came towards Bangladesh due to the collapse of the dam in North Sikkim, India.  As a result, floods occurred in the Teesta basin at Lalmonirhat.  Although there was a flood on Wednesday night, the water in the Teesta river decreased on Thursday morning.  When the locals went fishing in low water, they saw the body in a paddy field of Horinchowra village and informed the police.

Police recovered the body and sent it to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.  Next Friday morning, the locals went to work on the bank of the Teesta River in the Kalmati Ghat area and informed the police after seeing a dead body.  Police recovered the body and sent it to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.

On the other hand, the Hatibandha police station recovered an unidentified half-melted body from the Teesta river at Sindurna char of Hatibandha upazila on Friday evening.  However, the police could not confirm whether the body was Indian or not

Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Omar Farooq said that the two unidentified bodies were handed over to the Indian police through a flag meeting if they were confirmed to be Indians after the post-mortem and legal procedures.

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