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Thung Yai black leopard ‘shot eight times’

Feb 10. 2018
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By The Nation

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The black leopard killed at Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi was hit by a total of eight bullets, a forensic examination has revealed.

Police and forensic officers provided an update on Friday on the examination of the wild animal carcasses that were found within the camping area of Italian-Thai Development Plc president Premchai Karnasuta.

According to an autopsy and analysis of bullet trajectories, there were eight bullet holes on its body and the bullets were fired into the front of the rare animal.

The head of Kanchanaburi Police forensic unit, Pol Colonel Sommai Chotikanawin, said the team was conducting autopsies on the wild animal parts seized as evidence in the poaching case against Premchai.

Examination on the carcasses of a Kalij pheasant and a barking deer were still not complete. Sommai said the results of the examination of the animal carcasses would be use in litigating the case.

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