Mrunal Manmay Dash

A forest guard identified as Bimal Kumar Jena was killed after being allegedly shot by poachers in Naana jungle under Similipal Pithabata forest range in Mayurbhanj.

According to sources, the incident reportedly happened during a routine patrolling.  

As per reports, the deceased forest guard had seized arms and ammunition from the poachers and was speaking over phone during patrolling when somebody shot him in the chest.

It is suspected that a poacher who gave him a slip during patrolling shot at him.

“The combing operation was going on at Pithabata south range and Naana range when the incident happened. One of our staff was hit with a bullet. Though he was hit in the chest and is unresponsive, I cannot say anything until the doctor sees him,” said RCCF of Similipal, Prakash Chand Gagnei.

  • Reported by:
  • MANIK Lal PANI , Deepak Mahanta