Ranthambhore tiger gets a clean chit, not a man-eater

DC | SANJAY BOHRA
Published Jun 9, 2015, 3:29 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
The research institute did not find any human body particle in the samples sent by the forest department

T-24, the Ranthambhore tiger that was shifted to a cage in Sajjangarh Biological Park in Udaipur by forest officials for allegedly killing a forest guard has got a clean chit from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IRVI), Bareilly.

The institute, a Central government-approved body reportedly did not find any human body particle in the samples sent by the forest department immediately after the incident.

 

According to sources, the institute said that in its investigation of the samples it didn’t find human body particles, which means that the tiger didn’t eat human body after alleged killing.

The report has belied forest officials’ claim that T-24 was a man-eater and he has become dangerous for human life thus it was necessary to shift him to a cage.

On the basis of field officials’ report in Ranthambhore national park that claimed that T-24 had killed four people since 2011 including a forest guard in May, the forest department had immediately shifted it to Sajjangarh Biological Park even before the committee constituted by the forest minister submitted its report.

Although, experts and wildlife enthusiasts alleged that the forest officials acted in haste under pressure from the hotel and tourism lobby.

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