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Tigress 'lynched' in Dudhwa: FIR lodged against 6 persons, unidentified villagers

Press Trust of India  |  Lakhimpur Kheri (UP) 

An FIR was lodged at the station in district Monday against six persons and some unidentified villagers in connection with the alleged of a tigress.

The FIR was lodged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Wildlife Protection Act, said.

In his FIR, implicated Bablu, Mukesh, Lal Bahadur, Chauthi, Subhash, Om Prakash and six unidentified villagers, he added.

Meanwhile, a post-mortem of the tigress was performed at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) office in Paliya town as per the procedure laid down by the (NTCA) to ascertain the exact cause of its death, DTR told

The tigress was allegedly killed by a mob of angry villagers Sunday evening after it attacked Devanand (50) of Chaltua village, located in the Kishanpur sanctuary area of the DTR.

The irate villagers allegedly held the DTR field staff patrolling the area hostage and manhandled them.

The field staff, along with their elephants and tractors, were rescued Sunday night after Kaujlagi sought help from the police.

Meanwhile, Ramesh Kumar Pandey, who, along with PCCF (wildlife) Pawan Kumar, Additional PCCF Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Tiger Reserve Director H Rajamohan, Kaujlagi and two doctors from the -- and -- was present during the post-mortem of the tigress, told PTI, "During the autopsy, it came to light that the tigress had both ante-mortem and post mortem injuries on its body which led to its death."

He added that a porcupine quill was found to have injured the big cat's nasal tract.

"A heavy load of worms seems to have made the big cat lethargic and stay at one place," Pandey said, adding that a thorough probe into the killing of the animal was on and appropriate action would be taken.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 20:06 IST
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