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Fisherman dies in Gahirmatha Coast Guards’ firing

Bhubaneswar: A fisherman was killed after being shot at by Coast Guard personnel at Gahirmatha restricted zone last night. The deceased was identified as Mayadhar Mallick Das of Bhadrak district.

According to reports, Mayadhar was illegally catching fish in the restricted water zone of the Gahirmatha sanctuary on Friday night when Coast Guard personnel asked them to come to the bank and surrender. As they didn’t listen, Coast Guard personnel opened fire at them. In the incident Mayadhar was critically injured. He was rushed to a hospital. He died this morning while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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