Siliguri: A youth, who by appearance looks sane, killed two jackals with the help of his friends and then feasted on the wild meat!
Not stopping at this, he also posted the photographs of the dead jackals on Facebook as a manifestation of bravado.
Difficult to believe but this is what has happened in a village named Bhadrail under Tapan police station jurisdiction in South Dinajpur. Police have now arrested the youth named Vicky Sarkar (24) and are looking for his accomplices.
After Sarkar posted the photos on Facebook on 21 November, an animal lover from Balurghat brought it to the notice of the district forest authorities. He also shared Sarkar’s post on a Facebook page for animal lovers.
The post went viral soon and animal lovers from all over Bengal and beyond started to share it on social media demanding immediate arrest of the youth.
The Balurghat range forest office got into action and on Friday they lodged an FIR at Tapan police station over the incident. Together with the forest officers, police tracked down Sarkar and arrested him on charges of killing the wild animals.
After being quizzed, Sarkar led police and foresters to the spot where the jackals were killed. The team recovered two skulls of the jackals, their skin, and bones from the spot.
Sarkar has told police that the jackals used to foray into a local school every night and eat away the food grains, etc. meant for children. This made a teacher ask local youths to kill the jackals.
Sarkar and his friends into action and killed the jackals on a recent night. They then feasted on the meat of the jackals in picnicking mood.