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Father-son arrested for setting forest on fire in Odisha

15/03/2021 at 9:52 AM

Boudh, Mar 15: Forest officials of Madhapur forest range in the district arrested a man and his son for setting Mundeswar reserve forest on fire on Sunday night.

The accused has been identified as Asan Majhi and his son Ghanashyam of Madhapur. The matter came to light when forest personnel were inspecting fire points in the jungle and caught Majhi and his son red-handed.

The accused were caught with a match-box.  During interrogation, the accused reportedly admitted to setting fire intentionally.

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