Fisherman shot dead by pirates in Bhola

Fisherman shot dead by pirates in Bhola

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Dhaka – A fisherman was shot dead and 20 others were injured in an attack by pirates on a trawler in the Bay of Bengal near Chittagong Gas Field area here early Sunday  in Bhola.Quoting Sareng Bashir of the trawler named ‘FB Sharmin’, police said a group of robbers opened fire on the fishermen while catching fish in the Bay of Bengal around 3:30 am, leaving Mohsin, 42, of Manpura upazila of the district, dead on the spot. Later, the robbers looted valuables, including fish and nets and engine of the trawler, after beating up the fishermen mercilessly,leaving 20 fishermen injured.On information, a team of police left for Hatiya to rescue the victims on Sunday morning, said Shaheen Khan, officer-in-charge of Manpura Police Station.

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