Fisherman killed during police raid

17 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CHANDPUR: A fishermen was killed during a drive against illegal fishing in the Meghna River in Matlab North of the district on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Mohammad Masud, 21, a resident of Kalirchar in Munshiganj.

Mohammad Quamruzzaman, superintendent of Chandpur Police, said a river police team led by inspector Abul Hossain was patrolling the Meghna River in Mohanpur.

The team spotted a group of fishermen on a boat. When the cops sought to inspect the boat they believed was illegally fishing, the fishermen hurled brick chips on the police and also attacked them with sticks.

In self-defence, the police team opened fire, leaving one fisherman injured. Masud was taken to Matlab North Upazila Health Complex but had to be later shifted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries around 4:30 am.