Mistaken identity: Poacher shoots 31-year-old man

Mistaken identity: Poacher shoots 31-year-old man

A man died as a poacher opened fire mistaking him for an animal during hunting at Kandanakolli village in Madikeri taluk on Sunday night.

Ranjit Machaiah (31) of Emmetalu village is deceased. Dinesh opened fire at Ranjit. Both had been to Kandanakolli forest separately, for hunting. Dinesh targeted Ranjit mistaking him to be a wild animal.

Dinesh is absconding. A case has been registered in Rural police station.

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