Mysuru: A gang of six poachers were arrested at the Omkar range of Bandipur forest near Nanjangud. While one another escaped, the forest personnel seized the deer meat and gun from them.
The accused are Vidyasagar, Ravindra, Yashodara, Prasanna, Kushalappa and Sujith from Somwarpet in Kodagu. While another accused on the run is identified as Mahesh from Nanjangud.
They were waiting with snare near Naganapura 2nd block attached to Omkar range forest. They had hunted three deers and one hare, removed their skin and were preparing to cook, when the forest personnel raided the place.
Omkar range RFO Nagendra Naik and team arrested the accused and also seized a single barrel gun and Maruthi Omni from them.