A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Panbari bordering area of Sreebardi upazila here early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Ukil Mia, 19, son of Banga Suruj of Meghadol village in the upazila.
Khandakar Abdul Hai, subedar of Karnajhora Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) camp, Ukil and Sumon went to the border area for grazing cattle and when they entered the Indian territory around 5am the BSF troops opened fire on them, leaving them injured.
The duo ran into Bangladeshi territory and fell down in Panbari area.
When local people rescued them Ukil died.
Khandakar Abdul Hai said they recovered the body and handed over it to police while Sumon was admitted to Sreebardi Upazila Hospital.
BGB and BSF will sit in a flag meeting over the incident, he added.
A suspected leader of an outlawed party was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Battola area in Harinakundu municipality area early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Badsha Sheikh, 50, son of Helal Uddin of Jora Pukuria village in the upazila and a member of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP -- Janajuddha faction).
Md Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Harinakundu Police Station, said tipped off that Badsha was attending a clandestine meeting with his followers in the area a patrol team of police raided the area around 1:30am.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, Badsha and his followers opened fire at police, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.
After the gunfight, police recovered the body of Badsha from the spot while others managed to escape the scene, the OC added. The body was taken to Jhenidah Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
A pistol, four rounds bullet and two daggers were recovered from the spot.
There were seven cases, including two under the Arms Act, against Badsha, the OC added.