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Nirupam seeks Mungantiwar's resignation over Tigress Avni's killing

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

on Saturday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra's Environment and Forest over the killing of Avni and also sought a CBI probe into the entire episode.

Talking to media persons, he alleged that there was a connection between Mungantiwar and the poachers, who allegedly killed Avni. He claimed, "From 2008 to 2015 only 14 tigers were killed in the state while in 2016 as many as 16 tigers were killed. In 2017, 21 tigers were killed."

for Women and Child Development and animal rights activist on Tuesday wrote to Chief Devendra Fadnavis, seeking removal of Sudhir Mungantiwar, She claimed that the Avni could have been saved had the minister in-charge been 'little more sensitive.'

Avni was killed in Maharashtra's Yavatmal on November 2. She had allegedly killed 14 people.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 17:16 IST
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