Tiger killing accused escapes from custody

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Alwar, Jan 18 (PTI) One of the two persons who werearrested for their alleged involved in the killing of a tigerin Sarisaka escaped from the custody of forest officials heretoday.

"Kailash Gujjar escaped on the pretext of going to thetoilet. Both the accused were being interrogated in connectionwith the killing of ST-1 tiger at that time," an officialsaid.

"We have dispatched the search parties to look for him.

Prima facie, laxity of the staff is behind the incident andthose found guilty will be punished," he said.

Bhagwanya and Kailash Gujjar were involved in the killingof ST-1 in November last year. They were nabbed near Tehlavillage yesterday.

ST-1, one of the five tigers translocated to the reserve,was poisoned to death and the carcass of the big cat was foundon the night on November 14 in Sariska.

The forest officials had last month arrested the mainaccused, Parsadi Gujjar.

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