The putrefied carcass of a male sambar deer was found floating in the Achencoil river at Iyravon on the forest fringes of Konni in Pathanamthitta district on Tuesday.

A team of Forest Department officials, led by Range Officer Vismiju Viswanath, reached the spot and prepared an inquest in the forenoon. The animal's tusks were cut and kept in official custody before the carcass was buried.

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