Boy finds landmine while taking a dip in Bhairab river

DHAKA : A powerful landmine was recovered from the Bhairab river in Meherpur on Wednesday, reports UNB.
The law enforcers recovered the unexploded ordnance around 2.30 pm from the spot.
Locals said that Sijan, a 10-year-old boy, discovered the bomb while he was taking a bath in the Bhairab river adjacent to the Jadabpur Bridge.
Local freedom fighter Commander Al Amin identified it as a wartime mine and said it had been used in the Liberation War by the Pakistan Army.
Sub-inspector Tarikul Islam of Sadar Police station rushed to the spot hearing the information from the locals and brought it to the Station.
“We sent a team to the spot to recover the explosive when locals informed us. It is assumed as a remnant of the war. We are examining it to be sure of the facts,” Officer -in- Charge of the police station Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury said.