Hog deer fleeing from Kaziranga National Park in Assam due to flood killed by hunters, two arrested, 35 animals died
Guwahati, July 4: As the flood submerged a large part of Kaziranga National Park Assam, many animals including one-horned rhino, deer, elephant have fleed from the park to seek safer places in the nearby areas and it is making easier for the hunters to locate and kill the wild animals for meat and body parts.
While the police and state forest department have engaged to provide security to the wild animals who came out from the national park due to flood, hunters are also trying to poach the animals.
Recently, police and forest officials had arrested two persons who killed a deer as the wild animal came out from the national park due to flood.
According to the reports, based on intelligence input, police and forest officials had conducted an operation at Behali area in Biswanath district and arrested two persons who killed a hog deer.
The police and forest department team arrested the persons while they were cooking the hog deer meat at a farmhouse located inside a tea garden at Dalani area.
The arrested persons were identified as Akomanlora Bora and Biswajit Baruah.
A police officer said that the hunters killed the hog deer at Rangsali area under Behali police station and they were selling the meat of the deer at the area.
“Based on intelligence input we had launched an operation at Dalani area and arrested two persons while they were cooking the meat of the deer at a farmhouse,” the police officer said.
According to the Kaziranga National Park authority, 35 wild animals including 30 hog deer have lost their lives due to the current flood in the park.
The floodwaters are gradually receding, but 65 per cent of areas in the park are still underwater.
The park authority said that, 32 camps inside the park are still underwater and the flood forced the park authority to vacate three camps.