Arrest made after photos of hunters go viral

Arrest made after photos of hunters go viral

July 3, 2016   05:25 pm

Six persons have been arrested for killing wild animals in the Knuckles Conservation Forest whose photos were circulated on Facebook recently.

Several pictures of the suspects with meat of various animals went viral on the social media site creating a massive uproar among the public.

The police have charged the hunters of killing species including animals considered endangered in the Wildlife Conservation Act.

Three persons including the main suspect had surrendered to the Panvila police this morning, while two were arrested yesterday. The suspects were remanded until 07 July after being produced before the Teldeniya Magistrate.

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