A young man named Md. Tariqul Sikder (30) has been charged with attempted murder by electric shock and beating in Gopalgonj. The young man was attacked and shocked as he was not allowed to catch fish with electric shock lights.
Tariqul’s father Makud Sikder has lodged a complaint with Kashiani Police Station on Thursday.
The incident took place at Puishur village in Kashiani Upazila around noon on Tuesday.
Seriously injured Tariqul Sikder is being treated at a Kashiani 100-bed hospital.
According to the case filed at the police station, Tariqul Sikder went fishing in the canal with a flashlight at night. At that time, Chan Mia of the same village saw Biswas and Sajib Sikder fishing with electric shock lights. Tariqul forbade them to fish with shocklights. There was a quarrel between them about this. At one stage, the opponents beat Tariqul with a rowing boat and seriously injured him. Later, he tried to kill Tariqul with electric shock lights in different parts of his body. At that time, the people came forward shouting at Tariqul, but the attackers fled leaving Tariqul unconscious. After receiving the news, the family members went and rescued him and admitted him to Kashiani 100-bed hospital.
Tariqul’s father Makud Sikder said, My son was not just attacked. Attempts have been made to kill Tariqul with electric shock lights in different parts of his body. I want a fair trial for this crime.
Injured Tariqul Sikder said that fishing with electric shock is very frightening for the environment and fish. So I forbade them to fish with an electric shock. Enraged, they attacked me and gave me electric shocks in different parts of my body.
Kashani Police Station OC Mohammad Masood Raihan confirmed the allegations and said, The matter is being investigated. If the allegations are proved after the investigation, action will be taken against those involved following the law.