Despite the measures like imposing Section 144 over the NH-37 in Kaziranga National Park area, a hog deer was killed in a road accident in the national park on Saturday. According to reports, the deer was hit by a vehicle, which escaped from the scene after the accident.
Park authorities said the deer was killed at the spot when it was trying to cross the road.
It may be mentioned here that in the view of the current flood situation in the Kaziranga, the district administration promulgated Section 144 over NH-37 to save the animals and reduce man-animal conflict within the KNP area.
Due to rising water levels, wild animals are straying into higher grounds in the park while many are crossing over the NH-37 to reach highlands in the neighbouring Karbi Hills.