Pirates kill fisherman on Meghna River in Bhola

01 Oct 2016, 19:04

NTV Online

Bhola: 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 upazila early Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased is 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 at about 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 Hospital as their condition deteriorating.