Guwahati: A suspected cattle smuggler was killed and a BSF personnel seriously injured early on Tuesday during a shoot-out along the India-Bangladesh border in Assam’s South Salmara district, an official of the paramilitary force said.
A group of smugglers who were allegedly trying to cross over to Bangladesh illegally with cattle via the Dipchar border outpost past midnight opened fire on BSF personnel.
A jawan suffered serious injuries in the attack, following which the border forces retaliated, leading to an exchange of fire between the two sides.
Barring one, who was killed in the gunfight, all other miscreants managed to escape, the official said.
The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Md Mondal, a resident of Mondal Para in the Mankachar police station area.
Senior police and BSF officials have visited the site of the incident, and an investigation is underway, the official added.
(Inputs from PTI)