Three persons were arrested for killing a hog deer at Goriakhona under Dhemaji forest division in Assam on July 3.
The persons hailing from Pitu Chapori of Goriakhona who killed and ate the meat were arrested on July 3 night at around 1.30 am.
Cases have been registered against them under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
They were produced in the court of chief judicial magistrate, Dhemaji and remanded to judicial custody.
Further investigation is on for apprehending 16 more persons who are involved in the killing of the hog deer.