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Poacher trampled to death, another seriously injured

Both of them are absconding, officials said. Forest officials said a case has been registered against the gang under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: January 5, 2017 5:31 pm

A suspected poacher was trampled to death and another seriously injured in an attack by wild elephants at a forest near Thattekkad bird sanctuary where a four member gang allegedly ventured for poaching, forest officials said in Kochi on Thursday. They said the gang entered the forest, some 65 km from here at about 9 pm last night for poaching and did not notice the pachyderms standing in their path and got trapped in front of it

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“One of the gang members, Tony (26) was crushed to death by an elephant. In the melee, a loaded unlicenced local gun he was carrying also accidently went off, hitting his thigh” they said. Basil, 30, who was injured, was admitted in a private hospital in Aluva,where his condition is stated to be serious. The incident came to light as two others–Sajith and Anish–informed the matter to their friends and relatives.

Both of them are absconding, officials said. Forest officials said a case has been registered against the gang under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Weapons and other equipment used for hunting were recovered from the spot, they said.

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    Jeff
    Jan 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    Get your facts straight about what's going on in Colorado. You have been misinformed and are ping on the Bull rhetoric to your followers. It's all about maangaing the animal potion to create balance amongst predators and prey. Do your homework.
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      Groundandpoundcake
      Jan 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm
      Good. I hope all poachers meet the same fate.
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        Natalie
        Jan 18, 2017 at 9:42 am
        It's not often you see an article involving human death that makes you happy. This is one of them. Poachers are disgusting.
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          Milen
          Jan 18, 2017 at 1:14 pm
          I never root for someone's death but this is an exception. Poachers are the s of the Earth, and good on the elephants for ridding us and themselves of one
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          1. Craig Henley
            Jan 18, 2017 at 12:32 pm
            Wonderful!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Go elephants!
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