Male Mahadeshwara Swamy Wildlife Division foresters arrested a man for hunting a deer on Wednesday.
The accused identified as Murugegowda (45) a resident of Kanchalli Village, Hanuru taluk in Chamarajanagara district. It has been claimed that five persons had entered the forest with weapons on Tuesday night to hunt wild animals.
On Wednesday around 4am, Hanuru buffer zone range forest officer (RFO) Veeresh Gowda and forest staff were patrolling when they noticed a man with weapons and deer meat.the forest staff caught Murugegowda while the others escaped. They are looking for other accused Perumala Shetty, Madesh, Muthegowda and Govindhegowda.
DCF V Yedukondalu stated they arrested Murugegowda and seized a single barrel gun, cartridges and around 20kg of deer meat. The accused was produced before a court and was sent to judicial custody
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