JORABAT, Sep 1 - A python, approximately 10 feet long, was captured on the roof of the ATM at 9th Mile today by jawans of the CRPF Guwahati Group Centre and forest personnel. The jawans had reportedly sighted the python around 5:30 am in the morning.
Jorabat police were informed immediately, who in turn informed the Khanapara Range Amchang Wildlife (AWL) Sanctuary officer Jayanta Goswami.
Goswami, who rushed to the site along with veterinary personnel and forest personnel, said the python might have come out to the open from the nearby wildlife sanctuary. The veterinary officer after primary checkup, found a cut mark below the head of the python and said that it might have been caused while the forest personnel were trying to capture it.
After treatment the python was released five kilometres inside the wildlife sanctuary, said Goswami.
The locals and CRPF jawans were of the opinion that such incidents might be a result of the deforestation caused in the nearby wildlife sanctuary.