A 15-year-old sandalwood tree grown on the Karnatak College Campus in Dharwad was chopped and stolen away by thieves in the wee hours of Saturday, according to Range Forest Officer R S Uppar.
The incident was brought to the official’s attention by a security staff member of the college who was on night duty. The officials said that the miscreants threatened him. The security guard said that they were a team of around eight men and threatened him, showing a sword, to not shout and inform anyone. RFO RS Uppar stated that they would file a complaint and he expressed confidence that they would send the miscreants behind bars at the earliest.
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