Royal Bengal Tiger lynched in Assam village as it injures 3 people

Assam: Some people had removed teeth, nail and a portion of the tiger after it was done to death.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: November 25, 2016 5:28 am
tiger beaten in assam, assam tiger killed, jorhat tiger killed, leopard beaten, leopard killed, animal cruelty, india news Assam: Forest personnel examining the carcass of the tiger done to death by villagers near Jorhat on Thursday. (Source: Parikhit Saikia)

A Royal Bengal tiger was lynched in a village near Jorhat in upper Assam on Thursday – the same day when an elephant had died after falling into a ditch in Tezpur – with officials saying the incident happened after it had attacked at least three persons during the day.

“The tiger had first reportedly attacked a person in the morning. A couple of hours later a second person was attacked. Around noon it picked up a third person by the neck and carried it away for quite a distance after which angry villagers armed with machetes and spears chased it and finally rounded it up in a paddy field where the animal was killed,” Jorhat additional SP Gunindra Deka, who is holding charge as SP, said over the telephone.

The village where the incident took place is Baghmara, about six kms from Jorhat, close to the Brahmaputra, with Deka saying it was suspected that the tiger had strayed out of Kaziranga National Park in search of prey. “There have been reports of people sighting tigers in villages along the Brahmaputra north of Jorhat in the past few weeks,” he said.

What however has caused concern is that some people had removed teeth, nail and a portion of the tiger after it was done to death, Deka said. “Though forest department officials had rushed to the spot, the non-availability of tranquiliser guns in the district had prevented them from removing the tiger alive from that area,” he said.
Forest officials later removed the carcass and sent for experts to conduct a post-mortem examination before cremating it according to the laid-down protocol.

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First Published on: November 25, 2016 5:25 am
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    Barbara L.
    Nov 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm
    Why!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People of this country need to be educated in wild life, all wild live. This is a beautiful Tiger and should have been in its own environment or in a good sanctuary. This is nothing but animal cruelty which may not be the law in this country but should be!
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      Kaliyug
      Nov 24, 2016 at 9:07 pm
      People have moved into the forests of yesterday, now they are killing deer and other small animals too. The tiger cannot go without eating and so it attacks humans. The surprising fact is that the forest officials are so poorly equipped for any scenario, they do not have tranquilizers or guns to administer their duties well. The forest officials are corrupt and are part of the problem. If India needs to preserve its wildlife then it needs laws that make killing of any forest animal as a very serious crime, the justice should be swift and brutal.
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        Joseph R Stephen
        Nov 24, 2016 at 6:04 pm
        Shocking .....the people go and occupy the forest land and then attack the wild animals saying it attacked them.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Supreme court should immediately act. Modi government has become like another MMS. Everything needs a Supreme court order and monitoring - even for appointing judges.
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          Raghu
          Nov 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm
          This ruthless killings must be stopped. Why people go that close to wild life?
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            Sydu
            Nov 24, 2016 at 5:21 pm
            Jaisi karni waisi bharni
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              Sharanya
              Nov 25, 2016 at 4:21 pm
              These villagers have to be educated about wild animals and such atrocities should be prevented,
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