A tiger was found dead under suspicious circumstances near Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh and its carcass was found hanging from a tree.
The clutch wire (found in vehicles) is commonly used by poachers to trap animals, the official said, adding that they suspect that the trap was set for some other animal and the tiger got entangled in it.
Forest officials received information on Tuesday night that a tiger carcass was found hanging from a tree in compartment number 1 of Tilgua beat. 460 in North Forest Division near Panna Tiger Reserve, following which a team of forest personnel reached the spot, he said.
The official said it is a mystery how the massive tiger, about two years old, got entangled in the wire and hanged from a tree.
“We are probing how and under what circumstances the tiger was killed. Conservator of Forests, Chhatarpur range, Sanjeev Jha said, “We have also taken samples to ascertain the cause of death and veterinary doctors have conducted the autopsy.”
A dog squad was also pressed into service to investigate the death of the kitten, the official said.
Forest officials have appealed to the local people to share any information related to the death of the tiger.
Madhya Pradesh has six tiger reserves namely Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Satpura, Panna and Sanjay Dubri.
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