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Five held for hunting deer in Tiruchi reserve forest

Two adult deer and a fawn were allegedly hunted down with country-made guns in Tiruchi district. The accused men were caught while they were allegedly transporting the carcasses in a freight carrier in Perambalur district

January 22, 2023 07:45 pm | Updated January 26, 2023 10:11 am IST - TIRUCHI

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Five persons were held on charges of hunting three deer at Edumalai reserve forest in the district on Sunday.

They were allegedly transporting the dead deer in a freight carrier when they were caught in neighbouring Perambalur district by a police team while conducting vehicle checks. 

They were later handed over to the Forest Department officials at Tiruchi for further legal action. 

Two adult deer and a fawn were allegedly hunted down with country-made guns, which, too, were confiscated, said a senior Forest Department official. Inquiries were on, officials said.

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