11 fishermen kidnapped in the Sundarbans

11 fishermen kidnapped in the Sundarbans

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Dhaka -Robbers kidnapped eleven fishermen and looted valuables from their trawlers at Dhanshiddhir Char in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat in the Sundarbans early Friday, UNB news agency reported.Wishing anonymity, some fishermen said 10-12 robbers of infamous gang ‘Sagar Bahini’ swooped on eleven fishing trawlers in the Sundarbans in the early hours of the day.
At one stage, the robbers looted fish and nets worth Tk five lakh from the trawlers and picked up 11 fishermen.
When resisted, the robbers also beat up six fishermen, leaving them injured.
The robbers also demanded Tk one lakh as ransom for release of each of the abductees, with a threat to pay the money within next five days or to face consequences otherwise.
The kidnapped fishermen hail from different parts of Rampal and Mongla upazilas.
Staff officer of Coast Guard Mongla West Zone (Operation) Lieutenant Fariduzzaman Khan said on information, a Coast Guard team launched a drive to rescue the fishermen.

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