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India trial begins in killing of Bangladeshi girl

Indian court begins trial of paramilitary soldier accused of killing Bangladeshi teenager

India trial begins in killing of Bangladeshi girl

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.


Updated : 2021-07-28 23:09 GMT+08:00