Angul: Forest officials arrested four poachers for allegedly killing a boar in Dhandatopa Forest Range under Athmallik Forest Division of Odisha’s Angul district last night.
The accused have been identified as Narayan Bhoi, Daitari Bhoi, Bidyadhar Bhoi, and Bhikari Bhoi. Boar skin, 20 kg flesh, two country-made guns and one axe were seized from their possession.
As per official sources, the four had hunted a boar in the forest and were butchering the animal when Forest officials, acting on a tip-off, reached the spot and apprehended the poachers.
On the other hand, four associates of the accused, who were present at the place, managed to escape and evade arrest.