Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-04-05 16:37:07
The video of the dolphin team playing on the tourist-free Cox's Bazaar due to the coroner's influence is now viral on social media.
Seeing the dolphins roaming the Cox's Bazar, there has been a renewal of tourism in the country. And at this time local fishermen have been accused of killing a dolphin at Shapalapur beach in Teknaf, Cox's Bazar.
Local environmental activist Save the Nature of Bangladesh chairman Moazzem Hossain Riyadh said the fishermen beat the dolphin when caught in a fishing net.
Jalal Uddin Chowdhury, a local youth, shared the photo of the dead dolphin on Facebook on Saturday. He told the News at the time that the nets were brought to the beach as they were trapped. The dolphin is very large and has signs of injury to his body. He said the dolphin was no longer visible from evening. However, he later denied the disappearance.
Cox's Bazar environmental activist, Save the Nature of Bangladesh chairman Moazzem Hossain Riyadh, said dolphins were killed for various topical drugs and his body was taken to jail by a fisherman. He thinks the dolphin may also die for that reason.
He said that if informed to the administration, the dolphin did not show any activity other than pressing the ground. He said the killings of marine animals were increasing due to lack of justice.
Cox's Bazar Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Humayun Kabir told the news on the matter, "We have not received news of the death of dolphins." Looking for If the facts of the incident must be taken, Wildlife Protection Act will be taken against the fishermen.
Meanwhile, Shoplapur Beat Officer Manjurul Alam Chowdhury said that the dolphin had disappeared by itself. Since fishermen have not been going to sea for days, fishermen should not be caught in the nets.
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