Poachers kill elephant

Published On: August 25, 2017 05:48 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BHIMDATTANAGAR (Kanchanpur), Aug 25: A group of poachers killed an elephant at Punarbas Municipality-10 in Kanchanpur on Thursday night, said the District Forest Office. 

Acting forest officer at the DFO Bir Bahadur Thagunna confirmed that the elephant was killed by laying a trap inside the local Namuna Community Forest. 

Following the incident, a team from the DFO is investigating into the incident. 

"A preliminary report shows that the poachers planted the trap to catch a boar, but the male elephant got trapped instead," said Thagunna. 

While post-mortem was being conducted on the dead elephant, a search for the poachers has been launched, he added. RSS 

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