RAJKOT: Forest department officials on Saturday arrested one person in connection with the death of three on in few days back.

Bhupat Ravji Mathasuria, a resident of Khiccha village in Dhari taluka of Amreli district, has been sent to forest department’s custody for three days.

Deputy conservator of forest, Gir East, P Purushothama said, “The accused has confessed that he had poisoned the dog’s carcass, but we have yet to ascertain his motive and find some evidence.”

The accused was hired by some farmers to protect their crop and he was working as watchman. Three carcasses of leopards found had preyed on the dog, which was administered poison.tnn

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