Last Updated: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 18:19
Berhampur (Odisha): Wildlife officials arrested three more teenagers engaged in poaching of migratory birds from different villages under Tangi range in Chilika wildlife division.
The officials also seized carcass of seven migratory birds from the arrested youths yesterday.
While they arrested two juvenile boys from Ujjala-Gopinathpur village and seized four migratory birds, two pond heron and two spot-billed duck, another boy was caught from Tentuliapada village and three dead shovellers were seized from him.
The two juvenile poachers of Ujjala Gopinathpur village allegedly trapped to kill the migratory birds while the other accused in Tentualiapada allegedly poisoned the lake to kill the shovellers, said divisional forest officer (DFO) Chilika wildlife division Bikash Ranjan Das.
With this, at least six teenage boys were so far arrested on charges of poaching the migratory birds in the lake in a span of 15 days.