3 poachers held for killing barking deer in Odisha

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Baripada (Odisha), Jul 20 (PTI) The Odisha forest department personnel arrested three persons for allegedly killing a barking deer in Similipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district, an official said on Tuesday.

They were apprehended on Monday in Uttarash forest under the Guruguria range during a routine patrolling by the personnel of the Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR).

About 7 kilograms of meat of the wild animal, bows, arrows and an axe were seized from the three poachers, Similipal Tiger Reserve ACF Pradeep Kumar Dey said.

A case under the Wildlife Protection Act was registered against them, the official said. PTI COR AAM BDC BDC

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