Fish worth over Tk 2.5 lakh floated dead in a big pond at Fatikha village in Sundarganj upazila yesterday.
Fish farmer Ful Mia, lessee of the pond, filed an FIR with Sundarganj Police Station accusing Rubel Mia and a few others of the village.
Earlier on September 4, supporters of Ful Mia and Rubel Mia locked in a clash that left injured five people including Ful Mia who is still under treatment at Sundarganj Upazila Health Complex, police quoted family members as saying.
The poisoning of the fish in the pond might be a sequel to the clash, locals said.
“Ful Mia released fry in the pond covering three bighas of land. The fish have grown to about 70 maunds (one maund = 40 kg) worth about Tk 2.5 lakh. On Wednesday morning, neighbours saw fishes floating dead on the water,” goes the statement of the FIR filed with the police station.
Police visited the spot, but Rubel Mia and his family members fled the area by the time.
SM Abdus Sobhan, officer in charge of Sundarganj Police Station, said, “A huge amount of dead fish was found floating on the pond water apparently due to pouring of poisonous elements. Further investigation is going on.”