Pakistani village protests after Indian border guards kill mentally-ill woman

By   |  Published: 25th Feb 2017  2:48 pmUpdated: 25th Feb 2017  4:27 pm

Islamabad: Protests erupted in a Pakistani village along the border with India after Indian border forces shot dead a mentally-ill woman who had crossed over, the media reported.

Rasheeda Bibi, 53, from Sialkot district’s Diawara village was killed by India’s Border Security Force after she lost her way and crossed into the Indian side of border.

Bibi belonged to Bajwat area in Punjab province.

Protests erupted in her village upon news that she had been shot dead by the BSF personnel who mistook her for an intruder, Dawn reported.

Indian border authorities later on Friday handed over Bibi’s body to her family.

Similar incidents have also occurred in the past in the light of heightened border tension between India and Pakistan.

A Pakistani boy was in August last year was shot dead by the BSF after he entered the Indian territory by mistake.

Ijaz, 17, from Kasur, was grazing cattle near the border when the incident took place.