Miscreants cut down at least 30 mango trees and 250 pumpkin plants of an orchard at Rangali village in Birganj upazila of the district on Saturday night.
“I don't know who has caused the harm as I have no enmity with anyone. The mango trees were three-year-old while the pumpkin plants had started flowering in my 2.5-bigha orchard,” Md Khokon Ali, owner of the orchard, told this correspondent over phone yesterday.
A maize field beside the orchard was left damaged by the criminals, he added.
He filed a complaint with Birganj Police Station yesterday, stating that unidentified criminals axed the mango trees and pumpkin plants from stumps at his orchard on Saturday late night.
Condemning the barbaric act, Lal Mia, a ward member of Shatogram union parishad, demanded punishment for the perpetrators.