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West Bengal:  Lalgarh forest tiger found dead

West Bengal: Lalgarh forest tiger found dead

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Apr 2018, 09:42 pm

Kolkata, Apr 13 (IBNS): A matured Royal Bengal Tiger, which was captured on a remotely activated camera in Lalgarh forest in West Bengal's West Medinipur district in March, was found dead inside the same forest on Friday, officials said.

According to reports, locals found the tiger's body with severe injury marks in Lalgarh forest and called in the forest guards.

A senior official of West Bengal forest department told IBNS, "After receiving inputs that the Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead, we have deputed our staffers and officers to the scene to recover the body."

"I heard that several deep injury marks have been spotted in the tiger's body which indicates that it might have been killed by local tribes. After post-mortem, we can confirm how the big cat died," the official added.

After local villagers claimed that they found a tiger in the deep jungle, forest department had installed seven cameras in Lalgarh forest and the tiger was captured on a camera twice on March 2 early morning.

"Since presence of the tiger was confirmed in Lalgarh forest, our men had tried their best to catch the big cat. But, unfortunately, we failed to rescue it alive," a forest department official told IBNS.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha, Image of the tiger from archive)

West Bengal: Lalgarh forest tiger found dead

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