Gundlupet: A 27-year-old youth was shot dead by forest department officias in Maddur range of Bandipur Sanctuary on Sunday.
AdvertisementThe deceased identified as Manu (27), a resident of Bheemanabeedu village was part of a 10-member gang who had entered the sanctuary and hunted a deer.
Acting on a tip-off, the Forest department officials tried to apprehend the poachers but they opened fire on them using country made guns. The officials retaliated and opened fire on the poachers in self defense. One of the bullets hit Manu and he died on the spot. The others managed to flee the spot.
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AdvertisementFollowing Manu’s death due to the bullet injury, his family members and villagers rushed to the spot and raised slogans against the forest department.