Vijayawada: Police on Thursday intercepted a two-wheeler and a vehicle check post at Govindapuram in Guntur district and found that the biker was carrying the carcass of a deer. The incident took place in the early hours, said sub-inspector Machavaram. The accused, Sheik Dhariaywali, was allegedly planning to sell the venison.
Cops said that they were conducting raids to check illegal liquor smuggling in the area and were shocked to find a dead female deer with the biker wrapped in newspapers. According to the police, Dhariywali confessed that he had hunted the deer and was bringing it home to extract meat.
Police further said that the accused has told them that he would try to hunt rabbits and other animals for exotic meat. Upon discovery, cops informed the district forest officials who took the accused into custody and seized the deer carcass.
Guntur forest officials said that the accused has been booked under several sections of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The carcass has been sent for post mortem. Officials said that they observed a stab wound on the deer’s neck.