A fisherman was shot dead by pirates in the Bay of Bengal

One prisoner named Musa Mia (30) was shot dead by pirates in Mandarbaria area of ​​Bay of Bengal adjacent to Sundarbans. The fisherman’s house is in Charlathimara village of Patharghata upazila. His father’s name is Md. Aaron Mia. The incident took place in Mandarbaria area, 120 km southwest of Patharghata, around 10pm on Tuesday (November 18). Several fishermen in the trawler were injured in the incident.

The matter has been confirmed by Golam Mostafa Chowdhury, President of Barguna District Trawler Owners Association. Citing trawler owner Babul Fakir, Golam Mostafa Chowdhury said 12 fishermen of FB Babul trawler owned by Babul Fakir of Charlathimara village in Sadar Patharghata Union were waiting to catch fish by throwing nets in Mandarbaria area of ​​Bay of Bengal adjacent to Sundarbans. At around 9 pm, 25 to 30 armed pirates suddenly attacked the jail fleet. At that time, everything including the fish supplies in the trawler was looted. Later, 12 fishermen were lined up and shot by the pirates. Musa Mia was shot in the head and died on the spot. Later, the pirates drove the trawler and left the spot.

Lieutenant Lutfur Rahman, the Coast Guard’s operations officer for the western zone, said: “We’ve heard of this. A patrol team has been sent to the spot from the temporary camp in the Sundarbans. It is believed that the pirates may be from Satkhira region. Musa’s body was taken to Patharghata.

Ri-it / Ebhu

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