Dehradun, Mar 21 (PTI) The National Tiger Conservation Authority today began its investigation into the death of a tiger allegedly due to injuries sustained while it was being captured by forest guards.
The three-member NTCA team, which arrived yesterday, has already begun its probe into the death of the tiger at Nainital Zoo recently, Chief Conservator of Forest Digvijay Singh Khati said.
The tiger which had killed two persons in Bailpadav range of Ramnagar forest recently had died at the Nainital Zoo hours after being captured by the forest department, he said.
Animal rights activists had questioned the manner in which the tiger was captured after a video went viral showing the big cat being captured with the help of an earthmover.
Suspicions are being raised over the possible death of the tiger due to septicemia.
The NTCA team is likely to submit its report in a couple of days, Khati said.
Seoni, Mar 21 (PTI) A tiger, which has triggered panic in rural areas of Seoni district, was caught today near Khamaria village by a team of the Pench Tiger Reserve personnel.
The big cat, a four-year-old male, was tranquillised after it was spotted in the area under Barghat forest range, near Khamaria (Shukla) village.
A team of tranquilising experts approached the tiger on three elephants and fired darts.
"The caged feline was later sent to the Sanjay Tiger Reserve in Sidhi district," the Pench Tiger Reserve's Regional Director Shubhranjan Sen said.
Sen said the tiger, identified as T 22, was roaming in the area in recent past, triggering panic among residents. It had killed cattle.
He said the big cat was also spotted in the cameras positioned in the area.
"The tiger bore the injury marks resulting from territorial clashes (with other big cats) on its body. It was given medical treatment before being shifted to the Sanjay Tiger Reserve," the Regional Director said.
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