Malkangiri Forest Staff Attacked During Pangolin Rescue

Malkangiri: In an unfortunate incident, the sleuths of Forest Department here were allegedly attacked by the villagers when they had been to rescue a live pangolin from their possession.

As per reports, the incident took place at Namkonda village here in the district while over 10 forest officials have sustained serious injuries and hospitalized.

The Malkangiri Forest Range Officer, who had spearheaded the raid, has also sustained injuries and admitted to hospital, sources said.

A case has been registered by the local police and investigation was on.