Fisherman arrested for killing crocodile

June 20th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) A fisherman was arrested Sunday for killing an endangered salt water crocodile in Orissa’s Kendrapada district, an official said.

Bhimasen Pradhan, 55, of Rahiasasan village, was arrested after a four-foot-long crocodile got entangled in his fishing net in the Gobari river, suffocating it to death, forest officer P.K. Behera told IANS.

Kendrapada district is home to the largest population of giant salt water crocodiles in India. The Bhitarkanika national park in the district is home to 1,610 crocodiles.

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