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Second tiger found dead in Kanha,

The Times of India
Bhopal
24 Nov 2016

BHOPAL: Within five days after poachers killed an adult tiger and fled with its severed paws near Kanha National Park, another tiger was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the same area on Friday taking the tiger toll in Madhya Pradesh to 24 in just 10 months. This is the ninth big cat to has been killed in the forested Mandla-Balaghat region.

According to an official release, mutilated body of this tiger was found near Mukki area by patrolling squad at around 10.30 pm. Samples were preserved and corpse was sent for autopsy. Officials said tiger had fatal injuries all over its body which indicates that it would have been attacked by another big cat.

Prima facie officials feel that the tiger was killed in a war over territorial supremacy.

Last incident was reported on October 23.

Located between Mandla and Balaghat districts of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is one of the finest tiger reserve and the largest national park in India.


Officials keeping a tab on poaching suspect witchcraft to be a motive behind chopping of tiger paws while leaving body parts intact. Six tribals have been arrested in this case.


In 2015, poachers killed a radio-collared tiger in Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) and extracted oil from its fat for using it as a remedy for aches and erectile dysfunction. In a joint operation, officers of Special task force of state`s forest department and Satpura Tiger Reserve (STR) confiscated two bottles of suspected `tiger fat oil` from poaching network linked to an international gang. Oil was seized from Srivas of Sakhai village in Hoshangabad and Yunus from Itarsi. Both were arrested along with 10 other poachers during a month-long operation.


Samples were sent to Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, and Wildlife Health Monitoring Centre (WHMC) Jabalpur for DNA analysis. Different teams have been dispatched to Delhi and other areas for more arrests. Besides oil, officials had also sent samples of bones for verification.


Inputs on killing of this tiger surfaced during interrogation of a gang of pangolin poachers arrested by STF officials from Sakai village. The village is located in the tiger reserve`s core area. Thirteen people, including a former village sarpanch were arrested during routine patrolling by forest guards. A spear and pangolin scales were seized from them. During interrogation, one of the accused told STF officials that they had also killed a tiger by poisoning. It was kill near Sakai village and it had a radio-collar. STR officials believe these poachers are connected to an international poaching syndicate with roots in MP, UP and Maharashtra.

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