NEW DELHI (AP) -- The trial of an Indian paramilitary soldier accused of killing of a Bangladeshi girl along the border between the countries began Tuesday, an Indian official said.
A special court in Cooch Behar town of West Bengal state began hearing the case of the border guard accused of killing the 15-year-old girl as she was crossing into Bangladesh in January 2011, said B. D. Sharma, a spokesman for India's Border Security Force.
The paramilitary force had set up a special court for the trial of the guard, Amiya Ghosh.
The South Asian neighbors are often at odds over issues involving their nearly 4,000-kilometer (2,500-mile) border. India says Bangladeshis sneak over illegally. Bangladesh accuses Indian troops of using extreme violence along the border.