Unidentified miscreants mercilessly killed a full-grown sambar deer hours after chasing it at Bandarguri village under Udalguri police station in Assam at around 10 am on Sunday.
The deer which lost its track of the forest and appeared in the grassland of the village became an easy victim of anti-socials.
Police and Forest officials rushed to the village and recovered the dead deer and sent for conducting post-mortem.
Meanwhile, the police started an investigation to nab the culprits.
The Udalguri district committee of Aranya Suraksha Samiti, Asom demanded to apprehend the culprits and award them exemplary punishment.