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Poacher nabbed red-handed

The wildlife officers inspect the slaughtered doe. Picture by W. A. Piyathilake
The wildlife officers inspect the slaughtered doe. Picture by W. A. Piyathilake

Officers of the Polonnaruwa Wildlife Office arrested a man, while he was skinning a slaughtered doe near Rankoth Vehera in the Galviharaya Sacred Site sanctuary in Polonnaruwa yesterday.

The officers said the suspect had trapped the animal and was attempting to skin it hanging its body on a tree when they raided. The raid was carried out on a tip off.

The suspect had been hunting wild animals in the sanctuary over many months, the officers said. The slaughtered doe was pregnant.

The 60-year-old suspect was a resident of Nisankamallapura, Polonnaruwa.

He was to be produced before the Polonnaruwa Magistrate.


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