Jammu & Kashmir

Thousands of fish found dead in Pulwama farm, owner says ‘poisoned’

Thousands of fish found dead in a farm at Bhatnoora village in Pulwama on February 13, 2023. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Pulwama: Thousands of fish died after some people allegedly poisoned them in a farm at Bhatnoora village in Pulwama, an official said.

Manzoor Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Salam Mir of Bhatnoora who was running the farm for the last eight years said that unknown people mixed some poisonous substance in the water entering the farm causing death to fish.

He said that some fishes were even 5-6 year old, weighing about 2 kg each.

“It has caused loss in lakhs and shattered my dreams. It was a source of livelihood for me,” he said.

He along with his family members requested concerned authorities to look into the matter and nab those responsible for the incident.

A police official said that prima facie it seems an act of mischief committed by someone to inflict damages to the owner.

He said a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up. (KNO)

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