- NET Web Desk
Three persons have been apprehended for gruesome killing of a Hornbill in Bhandari Town under Nagaland’s Wokha district.
According to reports, the action was undertaken after the video of a Great Indian Hornbill being brutally killed sparked outrage among citizens.
These arrested persons were handed-over to the wildlife division team for further investigation.
Besides, the Wildlife Department placed a Preliminary Offence Report (POR) in the district court on Tuesday, before a final offence report is submitted.
Wildlife protection proceedings will be initiated; subjected to medical examination and will remain in police custody for 24 hours; informed the authorities.
Meanwhile, the weapon utilized to kill the endangered animal has been confiscated, and parts of the hornbill have been recovered.