Endangered tiger, found killed in Subarbans, Kolkota
A Bengal tiger had been found dead in Kolkota, Lalgarh in West Bengal. The endangered animal had allegedly been killed by members of the village and was found lying dead with a spear through its face. The big cat population in Sundarbans is estimated around less than a hundred.
For the past months, villagers called for the authority to take actions concerning the roaming tiger. The residents felt scared and were furious as the wildlife did not take any actions to catch the animal. In contrast, wildlife officials claimed that they tried to locate the animal by using cameras and drones but could still not find it.
On Friday 13 April, the carcass of the Bengal tiger had been found Kamandihi forest. The 200 kilograms animal was found dead alongside a half-eaten wild boar. Forest officials came to the conclusion that the tiger was killed while the latter was eating the boar.
The tiger had been taken for post-mortem.