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KHAMMAM: Two bulls were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire allegedly set up by poachers near Dhanavaipeta village in Venkatapuram mandal on Sunday. Three farmers had a narrow escape.
Sources said that the bulls came in contact with the wire arranged on the narrow road leading to the agriculture fields between Dhanavaipeta and Ramakrishnapuram in the early hours of the day. The wire was suspected to have been arranged by poachers targeting wild animals, sources added.
B. Rambabu, one of the three farmers escorting the bullock cart, also suffered mild shock while trying to save the bulls.
He was rushed to a hospital in the mandal headquarters where his condition was stated to be stable.
It may be mentioned here that a constable was electrocuted in a similar way during a combing operation in the mandal two years ago. The latest incident exposed the activities of organised gangs of poachers in the villages adjoining the forest area in Venkatapuram, Wajedu and other neighbouring mandals.
Meanwhile, the Venkatapuram police registered a case and are investigating.
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