Gandhi, in a tweet, hit out at Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar saying "it is nothing but a straight case of crime" and said she will take up the matter "very strongly" with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Despite several requests from many stakeholders, Mungantiwar gave orders for the killing. "I am definitely going to take up this case of utter lack of empathy for animals as a test case. Legally, criminally as well as politically" Gandhi added.
Avni died after three months of a massive hunt undertaken with the help of trap cameras, drones, trained sniffer dogs along with a team of forest department officials and spotters.
As per the Supreme Court directives, forest department officials were required to first tranquilize and trap her, but in Saturday's operation, she allegedly attacked the stalking team which shot her.
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