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Cooch Behar: A suspected Bangladeshi rustler has been shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Cooch Behar district.

The incident took place today morning at Paglamari under Sitalkuchi police station jurisdiction.

BSF sources said that early this morning the man was rustling a herd of cattle into Bangladesh by cutting off a portion of the iron fencing at Paglamari. On spotting him, he was asked to surrender but the man tried to flee by lobbing crude bombs on the BSF team.

This made a BSF jawan open fire, killing the suspected rustler on the spot. His identity is yet to be known. BSF later handed the dead body to Sitalkuchi police station who sent it for post-mortem.

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