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3 arrested with tiger skin in Theni

Daily Thanthi
Chennai
25 Sep 2016

Forest officials near Gudalur in Theni district seized a tiger skin from three persons and arrested them,


According to the officials, when they were on patrol near kumily bordering the state of Kerala, they noticed a parked car, which had Tamil Nadu registration number.

The officials spotted three persons in the parked car. On inquiry, the officials smelt a rat as they were giving contradictory statements. This prompted the forest officials to conduct a thorough search of the car. To their shock, they found a tiger skin hid in the boot. They immediately seized the skin and the car. Forest officials arrested the trio and were on the lookout for Karuppaiah of Kamayakoundanpatti in Theni district who sold the tiger skin worth several lakhs of rupees.