February 6, 2023

“It appears some light vehicle hit the tiger. The body of the tiger was intact,” the forest officer mentioned

Umaria, Madhya Pradesh:

A tiger was killed after being mowed down by a car whereas crossing a nationwide freeway in Gunghutti vary in Madhya Pradesh’s Umaria forest division early this morning, an official mentioned.

The incident occurred on National Highway NH-43, round 35 kilometers away from Umaria district headquarters, the official mentioned.

“It appears that some light vehicle hit the tiger around 3 am. The body of the tiger was intact,” Umaria Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Mohit Sood informed information company Press Trust of India.

A forensic examination of the tiger is being carried out, he mentioned, including that the feline was not from the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

“It was not from a protected forest area,” the forest officer mentioned.

“I have talked to our forest department officials about putting up signboards to sensitise drivers on the highway about maintaining caution while driving in the area to avoid the recurrence of such accidents,” he mentioned.

“We have also requested the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to construct speed breakers on NH-43,” Mr Sood mentioned, including that another needed steps would even be taken to stop such mishaps.

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