Fisherman killed in pirate attack on Meghna River in Bhola

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 13:26, Oct 01,2016


A fisherman was killed and six others sustained bullet injuries as a gang or pirates attacked them at Berirchar on the Meghna River in Monpura of Bhola early Saturday. 

The deceased was identified as Kamal Majhi, 35, a resident of the upazila. 

Quoting the injured fishermen, officer-in-charge of Monpura police station Mofazzel Hossain said the seven fishermen were catching fish at Berirchar on Meghna River in the early hours. 

At one stage, a gang of pirates went there by a trawler and swooped on the fishermen. 

The pirates opened fire at the fishermen around 5:00am, leaving Kamal Majhi dead on the spot and six others injured. 

The injured were whisked off to Monpura Upazila Health Complex, and, later, three of them were shifted to Barisal Medical College and Hospital as their condition was deteriorating. 

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