Around 250 reared ducks died after falling prey to 'poison traps' set allegedly by rivals of the birds' owners in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali and Monirampur upazila of Jashore on Friday, report our correspondents.
In Patuakhali, about 200 ducks have died at Char Rustom village under Rangabali upazila on Friday.
Owner of the birds Abdul Jalil Gazi claimed that his 200 ducks died after taking food mixed with poison at a nearby field.
Jalil said he set up a duck firm at his house several years back and used to take the birds to an open field near Char Bestin village daily to feed them natural food.
Due to the incident, he has count a loss of Tk 60,000, Jalil said, adding that a group led by Hanif Hawlader might have killed the birds.
Jalil said a few days ago, Hanif forbidden him from taking his ducks at Bastin village, adding that over the issue Hanif assaulted his son on Thursday.
Away in Jashore, around 50 reared ducks were killed by 'poison traps' at a paddy field under Tangramari Bazar of Monirampur upazila on Friday evening.
The birds died after taking food mixed with poison while walking in the paddy field, said Nuruzzaman, owner of the ducks.
One of his neighbours, Mohammad Hanif, has killed the birds over previous enmity, Nuruzzaman said.