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Maharashtra: Three arrested for killing tiger, wild boar in Umred


Maharashtra: Three arrested for killing tiger, wild boar in Umred

The Times of India, New Delhi, 21st March, 2022


Nagpur Eight day after a tiger and a wild boar were poached in Makardhokda in  North Umred, the forest officials have arrested  three persons involved in the case.  The poaching case was initially  dubbed as  a road accident case.


On March 13, a tiger was found dead under mysterious  circumstance. During  the search, a wild boar was also found allegedly  poached by the accused who worked as labourers in a brick kiln owned  by a former corporator. A post mortem revealed that both animal were electrocuted by laying live wires.


ACF Narendra Chandewar Said, The accused are habitual poachers involved in killing herbivores  for bushmeat. Electrocution  as the cause of death was learned after the area was scanned with the help of the dog squad. We found bundles of galvanized  wires and wooden pegs from the spot.


During the probe, the accountant with the brick kiln, Navneet Shamkuwar, Tumsar, said that three labourers  were involved in killing  the tiger and wild boar.


All the accused were rounded up from Rampur (Bhata) in chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.


They have been identified as Bhhaiyalal Darsimha, Manaklal Darsimha and Dilip Shinu. All of them will be produced before the JMFC, Umred, on Monday.