SILCHAR, March 1 - A group of Bangladeshi miscreants reportedly attacked a family living at Jarapata village along the Indo-Bangla border under Karimganj district. Three women of the family sustained grave injuries in the incident, sources said.
According to police, around six Bangladeshi miscreants attacked the family, approximately 60kms from the town at around 1.30 am on Wednesday night.
Karimganj SP PR Kar said, �Bangladeshi miscreants reached the place from across the border to steal cattle from the house. When they were trying to decamp stealthily, Kalpana Sukalabaidya (45) came on their way. They attacked the woman and did not spare her daughters Priya (16) and Priyanka (14), who rushed to the rescue of their mother.�
The injured victims, who reported the incident to the 133 Battalion, BSF, were sent to the Karimganj Civil Hospital for treatment in the morning.
The 45-year-old Kalpana also lodged an FIR against four persons, who, she suspects, could to be behind the attack. According to Kalpana, the attackers are residents of a village across the border and have made frequent attempts to steal cattle.
It is learnt that following this incident, a commandant-level flag meeting between the BSF and BGB is likely to be held to settle issues. The SP further said that that DIG of Police (Southern Assam Range) Akhilesh Singh along with DC (Karimganj) Pradeep Kumar Talukdar, CO of 133 Battalion of BSF and other officials on Wednesday visited Jarapata village to take stock of the situation. �We have requested the DGP Assam to initiate talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the issues of frequent attacks on the villagers on the Indian side of the border,� the SP added.