By Santosh Raut, Solukhumbu, June 10: Two musk deer were found dead in Sagarmatha National Park (SNP).
The park, in an effort to determine the cause behind the death, on Monday sent an investigation team to the area after the skeletons of the animals were found in a cave.
The team, led by Assistant Conservation Officer Pemba Sherpa, then discovered the skeletons and three traps around the cave. It is suspected that poachers might have killed the animals by trapping them about eight to nine months ago.
Skeletons were found last Sunday by a team of Nepal Army, Police, Park staffs, and locals.
The remains were buried at the same place, said the chief conservation officer of the park Bhumiraj Upadhyaya. More details about the incident will be made public after completing an investigation into the incident, he said.