Coimbatore: A spotted deer was run over by a truck on the Salem – Kochi highway near Kaniyur toll plaza on Monday morning.
The female deer, aged about four years, might have lost its way and reached the highway, a forest department official said. “Hundreds of spotted deer were seen on the banks of Koushika river at Kothapalayam and Tirupur -Coimbatore border,” he said.
Coimbatore forest range officer R Arunkumar and team shifted the carcass to the forest department office in Coimbatore city, where postmortem was conducted.
After the postmortem, the carcass was taken to Monombolly forest range to feed a tiger cub.


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