Nagaland: Police Arrests Three for Torturing, Killing Hornbill in Wokha


Police arrests three for torturing and killing a Hornbill in Bhandari Town under the Wokha district in Nagaland. The arrested individuals were handed over to the wildlife division team for further investigation.

The officer in charge of the Bhandari police station, Nchumbemo Kikon, informed that a team of the wildlife division from Dimapur reached Wokha on Monday, and the three are being taken for legal proceedings after a video emerged of a Hornbill being tortured and killed.

The widely circulated video on social media caused outrage among the public. 

A person can be seen in the video trampling on the Hornbill’s neck and beating it with a stick. A woman’s voice can be heard telling them not to share the footage and threatening legal action if they do.

Parts of the hornbill have been found, as well as the weapon used.


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