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Tripura: Three killed, two injured in BSF firing

ANI  |  Agartala (Tripura)[India] 

At least three persons were killed and two others injured when the (BSF) personnel opened fire on the locals here today following suspicion of smuggling cattle.

The deceased have been identified as Parakumar (40), Man Kumar (30) and Swaralaxmi (40) while the injured have been identified as (47) and Jiban Kumar (22).

Subhalaxmi, the mother of Swaralaxmi, said that the BSF personnel opened fire when they objected to the allegations of smuggling cattle.

"At that moment, I was returning home with a bunch of firewood. They (BSF) were hiding in the bush by the roadside. They came out and alleged that we are smuggling cattle. We protested and said that we were cleaning the jungle but immediately the BSF personnel opened fire," she said.

Meanwhile, the bodies have been sent for post-mortem.

The local police is investigating the matter.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 12:13 IST