NORTH LAKHIMPUR, May 11 – A wild spotted deer was killed by miscreants at Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district on Monday as it entered human settlements amid the ongoing lockdown.

The incident took place at Medhi Suti under East Dhakuakhana Gaon Panchayat when a group of people attacked a spotted deer that was seen roaming openly in that area.

The severely injured deer was rescued by another group of villagers and they informed the Police and Forest departments. But the deer succumbed to the injuries before the arrival of the Forest personnel.

The Officer-in-Charge of Dhakuakhana Police Station, Divendra Brahma, and the officer of the Dhakuakhana Sub-Forest Beat, Umakanta Bharali, arrived at Medhi Suti village and brought the carcass to the forest office. It was buried after conducting a post-mortem.

It may be mentioned here that after the announcement of the nation-wide lockdown, many wild animals have started visiting nearby villages in Dhakuakhana-Ghilamora region since March-end this year.

Earlier too, a deer died soon after it was rescued from some attackers in Dhakuakhana.

Receantly, at Dhenukhona-Hiloidari village in Ghilamora, another spotted deer was found near the area. Later, the forest department rescued the deer.

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