Karnataka: Four-year-old tigress electrocuted and killed in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve
Aug 2, 2018, 9:34 AM IST
A four-year-old tigress' carcass was discovered in the Kabini backwaters in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve on Wednesday morning (1 August). Karnataka forest department is convinced that the tiger was electrocuted at a farm nearby. The farm owners had removed the nails of the animal. But, fearing reprisal, they had discarded the carcass along with the nails (stashed together in a plastic cover) in the backwaters abutting the jungle resorts. During the post-mortem, the veterinary doctor concluded that the tigress had died due to electrocution as its heart was damaged. The suspects are absconding from the village.