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Tiger skin seized in Keonjhar, one nabbed

20/05/2022 at 3:20 PM

Keonjhar, May 20: Forest Department seized the skin of a tiger and apprehended a wildlife smuggler in Keonjhar district

The arrested accused has been identified as Butu Mahakud of Budhipada village under Daitari police limits of Keonjhar district.

Reportedly, the forest officials were tracking Mahakud for the last few days after a tip-off that he possesses the skin of a tiger. They raided his home last night and seized the tiger skin.

Mahakud managed to flee from his home but was nabbed from Sunapentha in the Harichandanpur block of the district. He was again brought to the village for further investigation.

He revealed that two more persons were involved in the crime and the tiger had been poisoned by his father.

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