Injured Barking Deer rescued from Katikela Reserve forest dies

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Jharsuguda : Jharsuguda Forest Officials on Thursday rescued an injured Pregnant Barking deer was from Katikela Reserve Forest, but she died on the way before she could reach to the veterinary.

As reported, the injured Barking deer had an injury mark on its neck, along with another injury on her left leg, based on the preliminary investigation it seems to be a hole in her leg, which suspected to be injured by some poachers, however, the exact reason is still uncertain.

The forest officials who were patrolling inside the Katikela reserve forest heard the noise of some stary dogs, after which the forest officials went and found that an injured deer was lying on the ground after which the forest officials rescued the deer and took to the veterinary, who declared it brought dead. After conducting a post mortem, it was found that she was pregnant and even two infants who were in the womb were dead, all were finally buried at Kumadapalli Nursery, Siriapali.

Jharsuguda Divisional Forest Officer, Lalit Kumar Patra said, The injured barking deer was been attacked by some stray dogs, but as per preliminary enquiry a hole was present on the deers leg, which is suspected that someone may have tried to hunt her but we are waiting for the final post mortem report based on that we would take action as per finding. However, we are conducting the inquiry.

In the year 2020, a spotted deer was found dead after being hit by some unknown vehicle near the Katikela Reserve Forest area, while another male Spotted dear was found dead on 5th January 2018 in the same Katikela Reserve Forest area.