Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members rescued seven fishermen, who were abducted by forest robbers, from Pirkhali area of Malancha River of the Sundarbans under the Satkhira range early Tuesday.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mukur Ahmed of Rab-8 said they rescued the fishermen from the den of robber gang ‘Kajal Bahini’ in the early hours.
However, the bandits managed to flee.
The rescued fishermen were identified as Rashedul Islam, 28, son of Montez Gazi, Bishwanath Sana, 28, son of Deben Sana of the same village, Bishwa Mondal, 20, son of Manaranjan Mondal, Joydeb Mondal, 25, son of Sujir Mondal, Paritosh Mondal, 24, son of Fakir Mondal, Masum Gazi, 23, son of Meher Ali Gazi, Ramesh Mondal, 20, son of Fanindra Nath Mondal of Mathurapur village of Shyamnagar upazila.
Earlier on May 13, the fishermen were kidnapped by the robber gang while fishing in the river.