Crime and Accident

Five poachers arrested, tiger skin seized

Five poachers arrested, tiger skin seized

Barpeta: Five suspected poachers were arrested today and a tiger skin was seized in Barpeta district by Forest Department officials.

According to Forest Department officials, personnel from Panbari Range of Manas National Park caught the five poachers near the Park this morning.

The poachers have been identified as Sanjiv Basumatary (30), Ranjan Doimary (26), Sunil Bodo (30), Badu Bodo (45) and Bonaru Bodo (24).

“The Forest Department also recovered a skin of a panther tiger of 117 feet length, 157 pieces of tiger bones and a hand made gun,” officials said.

The officials said that the poachers have confessed of killing the tiger on April 25 inside the Park.

—PTI