8 fishermen shot in the Bay of Bengal
16 February 2015, Nirapad News: Eight fishermen have been bullet-hit by robbers in the Bay of Bengal, 160 kilometres off Patharghata upazila of Patuakhali district.
The victims are Liton, Masud, Kabir, Nurul Islam, Khokan, Furkan, Saidul and Litu. Of them, the conditions of Liton, Masud, Kabir and Nurul Islam are critical as they sustained bullet injuries in their chests, backbones, and heads.
They were admitted to Upazila Health Complex. Later, they were shifted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barisal.
The incident took place in three fishing trawlers in the area at 2:30 am on Monday, said Golam Mustafa Chowdhury, president of Barguna District Trawler Owners’ Association.
Patharghata Continent commander Habibur Rahman told, Coast guard patrol ship rushed to the spot on information.