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Berhampur: In a success against poachers, forest officials arrested a hunter red-handed after conducting a raid in Machhakhai forest under Aska Forest Range in Ganjam district on Sunday.
The arrested hunter has been identified as Satyaban Pradhan of Kalasuta village under Aska police limits.
The raid was conducted in the morning after officials of Aska Forest Range got a tip-off on the presence of two hunters inside the Machhakhai forest. A team of officials immediately raided the spot and found Satyaban along with an aide preparing to transport a headless wild boar which they had already hunted.
While the officials succeeded in arresting Satyaban from the spot, the aide managed to give a slip.
Forest officials seized a bike, a number of country made bombs and the dead boar from the spot.
It is suspected that the arrested hunters were coating the bombs with food items before keeping them inside the forest to attract wild boars. The seized body of the boar points at its death by trying to swallow one of those bombs which apparently exploded and destroyed its head.