The carcass of a male tiger with bullet wounds was recovered at present on the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve in Assam. Forest officers have stated the tiger was killed in unintended firing by forest guards.
The age of the tiger is believed to be round 10 years.
A quick assertion issued by the forest division said that the carcass was discovered at 7.10 am by forest personnel close to Japoripathar within the Karuabari space. This spot is positioned within the peripheral space of the nationwide park.
“On enquiry, it was found that the tiger died due to a bullet wound, suspected to be [from] accidental firing while trying to scare away the tiger from the public area,” the assertion by the forest division stated. It added that extra particulars on the incident are awaited.
Kaziranga nationwide park director P Sivakumar confirmed that the tiger died resulting from unintended firing by forest personnel.
This is the third occasion of a tiger carcass being recovered from the nationwide park in latest occasions.
Earlier this month, the carcass of a four-year-old male tiger was discovered on the Sidha Kathani space of the nationwide park. According to forest officers, the carcass had a number of damage marks and so they suspected that the tiger died from accidents suffered throughout a combat with one other male tiger.
The carcass of a feminine tiger cub with puncture marks on its neck and damaged ribs was discovered within the nationwide park in February. Forest officers stated that the cub, aged round 4 months, might need been killed by an grownup tiger.
Kaziranga has a tiger inhabitants of 111, as per a 2017 census.