Around 50 spotted doves have been poisoned to death at an Aman paddy field at Charpuramukhi village under Haimchar upazila of Chandpur.
On information, Haimchar upazila agriculture officer Debbrato Sarkar visited the spot Wednesday afternoon.
Debbrato Sarkar told UNB that these ill-fated doves used to come to the Aman paddy seedbed in search of food. Some locals killed the doves by giving poison.
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“It is inhumane. Killing birds is a crime and a threat to the environment. I have asked the locals not to kill birds like dove,” he said.
An investigation is underway to find out the culprits and bring them to the book, added the agriculture officer.
Earlier on February 25, more than a hundred of doves were poisoned to death in the same upazila.
Farmer Swapan Dewan was fined Tk 2,000 for committing the crime, said Debbrato Sarkar.
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The spotted dove is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon that is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia including Bangladesh.