Ranger injured in attack by wood mafia

(image) Bhubaneswar: A forest ranger and another employee of the forest department have been injured in an attack by wood mafia at Dhenkanal Sadar forest on Friday.

The incident took place when Ranger – Ajay Kumar Sahoo and another employee of the forest dept, were following a vehicle, which was smuggling wood from the jungle.

Later, the mafias attacked them and brutally injured the rangers’ hand.

The ranger and his aide were later rushed to Dhenkanal district headquarters hospital.