BSF Man Acquitted in Felani Killing Case

India Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Amiya Ghosh has been exempted from the charge of killing a Bangladeshi teenage girl Felani Khatun.

A special BSF court of India found Amiya Ghosh of 181 battalion “not guilty” of shooting dead 15-year-old Bangladeshi girl.

The judgment is subject to approval from the competent authority of the BSF.

Felani was shot dead by the BSF man while she was returning home along with her father over the barbed-wire fences at Anantapur border point in Kurigram District on January 7, 2011.

The image of her body hanging from the international border fence had evoked global outrage.

The trail started on 13 August, 2013 at BSF 181 battalion HQ near Cooch Bihar, West Bengal.

Amiya was convicted of unintentional murder under section 304 of Indian Penal Code and under section 146 of BSF Law.

Felani’s father Nurul Islam along with her uncle testified in this case.

Nurul Islam has rejected the verdict. He told reporters the judgement was not proper. He also added Amiya had been acquitted in spite of his confession.

Bangladeshi mass people are not also pleased with this verdict.


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