Erode: A trader has been fined Rs 25,000
by the Forest Department officials after registering a
case against him under Wildlife Protection Act for causing
death of a spotted deer due to his `rash and negligent`
driving on the forest ghat road of Satyamangalam in the
According to Forest Department officials, the deer, which
was trying to cross the highway, was killed on the spot when
the car of Abdul Khader, who was proceeding to Coimbatore from
Mysore, hit the animal yesterday.
On a tip off, the forest department officials chased the
car and stopped it. After registering a case under Wildlife
Protection Act, they fined the trader Rs 25,000 for causing
the death of the deer due to his `rash and negligent driving`.
District Forest Officer Ramasubramaniam said already
boards were erected at several places on the forest highways
cautioning the drivers to go slowly and avoid rash and
negligent driving, as wild animals usually used to move and
cross the roads.