Poacher hunting common cranes electrocuted

  • | Tuesday | 12th February, 2019

It was then that one poacher got electrocuted,” said a forester, adding that the carcasses of the birds were sent for postmortem. When villagers of Gandhvi and Harshad villages came to know about it, they rushed to the site accompanied by GRD men and challenged the poachers, who started fleeing. The third accused, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, fled,” said K N Thakaria, sub-inspector of Kalyanpur police station.By the time the residents of Gandhvi and Harshad villages along with the personnel of Gram Rakshak Dal (GRD) arrived at the spot, the poachers had already killed 39 common cranes.“The poachers were hunting birds from Sunday night to early Monday morning. Rajkot: One of the three poachers , who were hunting common crane birds at Medha Creek Dam of Kalyanpur taluka in Devbhoomi Dwarka district was electrocuted after he came into contact with a live wire in the farm he was fleeing through.Police said the deceased, identified as Iqbal Patelia (30), a resident of Navadra village of Kalyanpur taluka, had come in contact with a live wire that was used for fencing the farm.“While Patelia was killed, the other accused, identified as Ismail Jusab (35) was caught.

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