India soldier says not guilty in Bangladeshi death
KOLKATA (AP) - An Indian paramilitary soldier accused of killing of a Bangladeshi girl along the border between the countries has pleaded not guilty to the charge, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Border guard Amiya Ghosh entered his plea on Tuesday in a special court trying the case of the shooting of the 15-year-old girl as she was crossing into Bangladesh in January 2011, said Bansi Dhar Sharma, a spokesman for India's Border Security Force.
The trial is being held in Cooch Behar town, around 725km north of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state.
The girl's father and Bangladeshi officials were expected to travel to India next week to testify at the trial.