A group of Bangladeshis tried to abduct a border villager from West Jaintia Hills after he challenged their attempt to steal betel nuts from his plantation.
According to BSF officials, yesterday afternoon a group of Bangaladeshi miscreants entered Amjalong village in West Jaintia Hills and attempted to steal betel nuts from the plantation of Vijay Rongpih.
BSF officials also informed that a Bangladesh national identified as one Iqbal a resident of Sylhet, Bangladesh along with four accomplices intruded in the betel nut plantation with an intention to steal betel nuts.
“While carrying out the attempt of pilfering betel nuts, the owner detected the trespassers and opposed them. In the ensuing skirmish the Bangladesh miscreants tried to drag the owner of the orchard towards Bangladesh but he resisted,” the BSF said.
The BSF said that during the scuffle, Rongpih shouted for help and on seeing the approaching villagers the Bangladeshi miscreants fled to Bangladesh leaving the owner on the spot.
According to the BSF, the villagers exhibited a sensible attitude by not opening fire on the Bangladeshis but dispersed the miscreants by just making uproar and commotion.
The incident took place at the same border where one Bangladesh national assaulted BSF troop with machete few days back.
According to the BSF, on many occasions they warned and advised Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) to educate their people living in border area to refrain from such activities but in spite of the best efforts of both the BSF and BGB, Bangladesh intruders keep on violating the sanctity of International boundary and become the target of local residents of India people living in border area.