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Nilgai dies in Thakurgaon after being chased by locals

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  • 28 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Nilgai dies in Thakurgaon after being chased by locals

THAKURGAON: An adult male Nilgai, an antelope native to India, that was caught by a mob in Minapur village of Haripur upazila in the district on Friday afternoon, died of its injuries hours later, officials said.

The Nilgai had sustained injuries while rushing through the barbed wire fence along the border to enter Bangladesh from India, according to Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) officials.

“It was caught by locals in Minapur village as it strayed into agricultural fields. But we rescued it,” said Haripur’s Karigaon BGB camp’s Naik Subedar Kafil Uddin.

The BGB members rushed the animal to Haripur Upazila Animal Resources Hospital but the Nilgai died in the evening “due to excessive bleeding”.

Haripur police officer-in-charge Tajul Islam said the animal died during treatment.