West Bengal : Poor elderly woman catches 52 kg fish, sells it for Rs 3 Lakh

Kolkata : A poor elderly woman from South Parganas district of WestBengal found a giant fish weighing 52 kg. This fish is sold for more than three lakh rupees. The case is of Chakpututubi village in Sagar area. Pushpa, an elderly woman from the same village, went to the sea to catch fish, where she caught this giant fish. She took the fish to market with the help of the villagers. A villager said that this fish was dead or else it would have been sold at a higher price.

Pushpa told the media that “I had never seen such a big fish in my life. It is called ‘Bhola’ fish in Bengali.” She further said that I got more than Rs 3 lakh by selling it in the wholesale market for Rs 6,200 per kg. Though the fish had started decomposing, prompting it to become rubbery, the fish cannot be eaten but can be used for other purposes. Organs such as the blubber are even exported to countries in Southeast Asia. Dried blubber or Fish Maw can fetch a price of Rs 80,000 per kg. The fish can also be used for medicinal purposes.

She further said that she had seen the fish swimming in the river, after this, she jumped into the river. As soon as she tried to catch the fish, she realized its weight. It took her some time and effort before she could pull the fish onto the riverbank. Locals helped her to take the fish to the market where it was identified as the Bhola fish.

It was a moment For Pushpa Kar will never forget and for a long time now, economic difficulties will not haunt her thanks to catching the big fish.

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