A tigress was found dead with injury marks in a forest of Madhya Pradesh's Raisen district, a forest official said on Saturday.
According to the forest department, the carcass of a tigress, aged around five years, was found in Garhi forest range on Thursday.
Talking to PTI, Madhya Pradesh principal chief conservator of forest (Wildlife) J S Chauhan confirmed the feline's death and said a photograph of the carcass showed injury marks. The post-mortem report will reveal the exact cause of death, he said.
Asked about the involvement of poachers, Chauhan said, “We have received preliminary information. We are waiting for a detailed report of post-mortem."
The carcass was disposed of in keeping with the guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), it was stated.
(With PTI inputs)