Burma Force Kills Bangladeshi Fisherman

Narinjara News

Burma's border security force Nasaka, shot and killed a Bangladeshi fisherman Wednesday on the Naff River, shortly after he was arrested from a fishing boat, according to a Bangladesh newspaper report.

The report claimed that Nasaka troops suddenly intruded into the Bangladesh waters of the Naff River, firing several shots and arresting the victim on a fishing boat. Other fishermen who were fishing in the area managed to flee from the Nasaka force.

Nasaka officers brought the Bangladeshi fisherman to the Burmese side and later shot and killed him.

Bangladesh border authorities asked Nasaka for the body of the fisherman to be handed over to Bangladesh authorities, but Nasaka has not yet replied to the request.

The paper reported that the fisherman was Mr. Boshi Armad, aged 40, from Falonkhali Village in Okia Township of Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh