TAMIL NADU

Deer hunt costs them dearly

Staff Reporter

RAJAPALAYAM: : The `Q' Branch CID police arrested five persons and seized the venison of a hunted spotted deer near here early Saturday morning.

The sleuths arrested them during a raid at a farm near Seithur in the foothills of Western Ghats. They were later handed over to the Forest Department officials. The accused were identified as G. Senthilkumar, N. Kottamalai Karuppasamy, C. Palchamy, V. Chandran and P. Govindaraj.

The police are in the lookout for one more person, who fled from the scene with a country-made gun, the police said.

A case under the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act has been registered against the accused.

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