Kailashahar: One person was killed when Border Security Force personnel fired on
smugglers at Laksmipur, a village near the Indo-Bangla International border in North Tripura district about 5 km from here.
A BSF patrol last night challenged the smugglers as they were herding cows into Bangladesh territory when one of them reportedly tried to attack the personnel and was shot dead, BSF sources said.
Villagers, however, claimed that the man killed Mobarak Ali was an auto driver and was shot dead in his own house.
Villagers attacked the patrol with stones injuring a BSF man, the border guards said.