Two bulls belonging to a farmer have been allegedly poisoned to death in the Majlishpur area of Kushtia's Mirpur upazila ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Quoting local people, Golam Mostafa, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, said that Rafi Fakir, a local farmer, reared the animals so as to sell them during the Muslim festival.
"Rafi had taken Tk 1.70 lakh from a person for the bulls and was scheduled to deliver the animals on Thursday. But in the morning, he found them lying dead in the cattle shed," the OC said.
Mirpur Upazila livestock officer Dr Sohag Rana said that legal action would be taken against those involved in the crime. "Police are investigating the deaths," he said.