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Illiterate boy rescued barn owl with police help at Kalaigaon

Although there have been so many allegations against Assam police and so much hue and cry by various organisations and forest department in Assam in the matter of conservation of flora and fauna,the recent coordination between a 10 years old illiterate boy and Kalaigaon police in rescuing a rare species of barn owl at Kalaigaon has been appreciated by nature loving people of Kalaigaon. According to information,a small illiterate boy Ranjit Das (10) son of Niranjan Das of Singrimari of Kalaigaon town found a full grown barn owl near Kalaigaon HSS play ground at around 9 AM on February 2 when the helpless bird was being chased away by a flock of crows.The crows were about to kill the day blind bird,when Ranjit noticed the matter. He immediately with Kusha Narman, a class VIII student of Kalaigaon HSS informed Kalaigaon police station .Accordingly Himangshu Jyoti Gohain,SI,Kalaigaon police station with constable Milan Sarma and Chandan Debnath rescued the barn owl and handed over it to forest officials of Kalaigaon.The bird was later released at its own nest in the evening at 7 PM. The Monitoring Committee of Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary has expressed satisfaction at the timely action of the minor boys and Kalaigaon police in rescuing the rare species of the barn owl.

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thanks to the boy. He must be rewarded with education in school.

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