A 40-year-old man was killed and a child injured on Monday in "unprovoked" firing in a case of ceasefire violation by suspected Bangladeshi border guarding force personnel in north Bengal, officials said.
The incident occurred around 9:30 am in Uttar Dinajpur area of West Bengal [ Images ], they said, adding one person identified as Mohammed Fareed, 40, was killed while a 14-year-old boy Soor Alam was injured.
A Border Security Force patrol reported to its headquarters in Delhi [ Images ] that three rounds were fired and it suspected the hand of the Border Guards Bangaldesh.
After the incident, the BSF demanded a flag meeting with its counterparts.
"We have sent our Inspector General for the flag meeting," BSF Additional Director General (east) B D Sharma told PTI.
BSF guards the 4,000-km-long Indo-Bangaldesh frontier and has taken seriously this incident of firing and ceasefire violation as it has happened after a long time, the sources added.