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Booty war brings to light Panna poaching

 

Indian Express
Milind Ghatwai

Posted online: Wed Dec 22 2010, 01:27 hrs

Bhopal :  A tiger was shot dead near Panna tiger reserve in March this year exposing the forest department’s claim that vigil had been stepped up to protect the big cats shifted there to repopulate the reserve.Three poachers recently taken into custody from Barho village have confessed to killing a tiger around the Holi festival, skinning it and burning the remains to destroy evidence.The killing came to light after the poachers had a fight over sharing the booty and the word spread in the village, and eventually to the forest department.



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