Ref: The special court, constituted by the Border Security Forces in India, in its verdict has acquitted BSF constable Amiya Ghosh of the charge of killing Bangladeshi girl Felani Khatun on Koch Bihar border.
Felani, 15, was shot dead by a BSF troop while she was entering Bangladesh over the barbed-wire fences along Anantapur border point in Kurigram district on January 7, 2011.
However, the verdict is yet to be declared officially, but accused Amiya Ghosh of BSF 181 battalion has been released, BSF sources confirmed BBC Bangla.
The judge of the one-member special court, SK Srivastava, also the inspector general of BSF’s Guwahati frontier, began the trial at the BSF 181 battalion headquarters in the area amid restriction on August 13.
The trial began after a BSF investigation team formed in this regard submitted a chargesheet against Amiya, convicting him of unintentional murder under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code, and under section 146 of the BSF law.
Felani’s father Nurul Islam along with her uncle Hanif also made their depositions before the special court on August 19.
For the final approval, the verdict will be sent to the BSF director general.