A gang of small-time poachers from Tamil Nadu villages bordering Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary had been intercepted by the Karnataka Forest Department personnel within the early hours of Friday, February 19.
According to Malathi Priya, Chief Conservator of Forest of Mysuru Circle, who can be in control of Chamarajanagar Circle, there have been 5 members within the gang who had been armed and carrying the carcass of a noticed deer which that they had poached. When intercepted, the gang brandished their arms forcing the forest guards on patrol to open fireplace within the air.
On being confronted, the gang members fled from the spot and crossed the river Cauvery which is the border between the 2 States abandoning the carcass and their arms, all of which have been seized.
Ms. Malathi Priya mentioned that whereas 4 males swam throughout to succeed in the opposite financial institution, one was lacking and his physique was retrieved from the river later within the day. The deceased was recognized as Raja. She mentioned he was a routine offender and there have been poaching instances registered in opposition to him in Karnataka.
She mentioned although there have been allegations that Raja was shot by Karnataka Forest guards, the postmortem report indicated that he had drowned and there have been no bullet accidents. Meanwhile, Chamarajanagar police have registered a case.