Bishnupur: One turtle known as “Malayan Box Turtle” was rescued from Wahengkhuman Maning Leikai Chingphu Bazaar under Nambol A/C on Friday.
The turtle was rescued by Oinam Yaima (52 years), son of (L) Tomba of Wahengkhuman Chingphu Bazar and member of Wildlife Explorer Dr. H. Romen (48), son of H. Iboyaima of Ishok and handed over to Divisional Forest Officer Bishnupur on Saturday.
O. Yaima came across the turtle brought to be eaten by three youths that caught the turtle from the back topping road between Ishok Chingphu Ching macha and Chigphu Keithel at around 5 pm.
Immediately Yaima contacted Dr. H. Romen and rescued the turtle from the hands of the three youths.
The turtle was handed over to staff of DFO at DFO Bishnupur office on Friday around 8 am to be further taken care of.
Secretary of Wildlife Explorers E. Premjit also took part in the handing over of the turtle.