A group of fishermen recovered a dead dolphin that floated in the river Teesta in Tepa Madhupur union of Kawnia upazila in the district on Tuesday.
While fishing in the Char Gonai area of the river Teesta, local fishermen Zahurul, Karimuddin and Dulu found the floating dolphin in the water at 6 am today.
Kawnia Upazila Assistant Fisheries Officer Mahbubul Alam, Sub-Inspector of Kawnia police station Masudur Rahman and Tepa Madhupur union Chairman Shafikul Islam Shafi went to the spot around 11 am.
As the Dolphin was dead and spreading bad odor, they took the decision and buried it in the ground so as not to pollute the environment.
Azizar Rahman, a local who came to see the dolphin, said, "I came running after getting the news like many other people of adjoining villages. It would have been better if the dolphin had not died."