BSF man ‘not guilty’ of Felani killingNew Age Online
A Border Security Force court of inquiry Thursday found Havildar Amiya Ghosh of 181 battalion ‘not guilty’ of shooting dead Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun, reported the Indian Express.
The judgment is subject to approval from the competent authority of the BSF, the court said.
The 15-year-old girl was shot dead while she was trying to cross the border on January 7, 2011, and the image of her body hanging from the international border fence had evoked global outrage.
Bangladesh had demanded strong action against the BSF personnel involved.
On being contacted for his reaction, Felani’s father Nurul Islam told New Age that he did not know about the verdict but was hearing the news through different media.
‘If such is the matter I will demand justice from international court’, said Nurul Islam.
Public prosecutor SM Abraham Lincoln declined to comment as ‘official papers were yet to be available.’
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