NAOGAON: Miscreants poisoned fish worth about Tk 6 lakh to death in five ponds in Porsha upazila of the district on Thursday night.
On Friday morning, thousands of dead fishes were found floating on the ponds, said fish cultivators.Police and locals said Gorkhai Jame Mosque took lease the five ponds at Gorkhai village and has been cultivating fish there.
The Mosque management committee president Abdul Hakim said the money coming from selling fish used to spend in various development works of the mosque.
They found dead fishes floating in the water bodies on Friday morning.
He claimed that the extent of loss could go up to Tk 6 lakh.
Officer in-charge of Porsha Police Station Shafiul Azam Khan said the miscreants might have poured poison into the pond, killing the fish, over previous enmity.
Legal action would be taken upon receiving written complaint, he added.