Death from Cow Smugglers

BSF officer Deepak Mondal, attacked by cow smugglers in Tripura, succumbs to injuries in Kolkata

After battling severe injuries sustained during an attack by suspected cattle smugglers along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura for four days, Border Security Force (BSF) officer Deepal Mondal died on Friday morning in Kolkata.

The second-in-command rank officer, Deepak K Mondal, commanding the 145th battalion of the border guarding force, air evacuated to Kolkata on Monday due to critical injuries.

Mondal was patrolling the "unfenced" area near the Belardeppa border post in the Sipahijala district with his team to keep a check on illegal activities on 16 October.

When he spotted the cattle smugglers' vehicle, he tried to stop them. The smugglers, who were carrying bricks, lathis and machetes, tried to gherao Mondal and his team.

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