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Man arrested for killing blackbuck in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Kannod (MP) 

The police has arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly killing a in Madhya Pradesh's district, an said today.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a hideout in Kharpa village last evening and arrested the man, identified as Farooq, for killing the endangered animal in a forest area, station in-charge Vishwadeep said.

The police also seized 11 kg meat of the and its skin from the man's possession, he said.

Parihar said the accused admitted to have killed the in the area of Kannod tehsil along with his associate, who is absconding.

The police also seized a sickle and an axe apparently used to kill the animal, he said.

A case was registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act.

The police launched a search for Farooq's associate, Parihar added.

The blackbuck, also known as the Indian antelope, is an endangered species protected under the Wildlife Act.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 13:50 IST