Father-son duo lands in jail for killing elephant in Chattogram


A court in Chattogram has remanded in judicial custody a man and his son in a case filed over the killing of a wild elephant in Rangunia upazila in 2019.

A senior judicial magistrate passed the order after Md Abul Hashem and his son Sahab Uddin surrendered before the court and sought bail on Thursday.

Chattogram divisional forest officer (South) Shafiqul Islam said the wild elephant was electrocuted when it came in contact with an illegal power line installed by the two at Narishcha Bit in Rangunia range of the southern forest division in November 2019.

At the time, a case was filed in the court against the father-son duo.

Earlier on December 14 last year, the court sent a man and his son to jail for killing an elephant in Banshkhali upazila.

In the first such case in the country, Mohammad Kamal, 50, and his son Nezam, 22, of Banshkhali upazila were found guilty of electrocuting the elephant on November 30 last year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh