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Tiger poacher held


DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested a notorious poacher wanted for 20 years and believed to have killed about 70 endangered Bengal tigers. Local police chief Saidur Rahman said Habib Talukder lived next to a forest and would flee whenever officers raided the area. “Acting on a tip-off, we finally succeeded,” he said.

Talukder’s hunting ground was the vast mangrove forest region straddling India and Bangladesh that is home to one of the world’s largest population­s of Bengal tigers.

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