Updated: June 5, 2021 10:29:29 pm
The tigress that had attacked a veterinary doctor in Chandrapur district on Thursday was found dead on Saturday.
A press note issued by Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) Field Director Jitendra Ramgaokar stated, “A tigress was under observation since June 2 in compartment 327 of Doni-1 beat of Mul (TATR buffer) range as she was unable to move comfortably. She was first observed to be stationary in a thicket by a forest guard around 2 pm on June 2. On June 3, a team of a veterinarian and Rapid Response Unit of Chandrapur was attacked by the tigress while they were approaching her for closer observation. Since then, forest staff had been monitoring the tigress in the area.”
“On June 5, at 10 am, a team of field staff found the tigress dead. Senior officers, representatives of NTCA and the honorary wildlife warden visited the spot immediately and the body was brought to Chandrapur Transit Treatment Centre for post-mortem examination,” it added.
“Based on preliminary observations of the veterinarians, the cause of death is due to hypovolemic shock resulting from internal hemorrhage caused due to severe external injuries. All the body parts of the tigress were found to be intact. The tigress was later cremated as per laid down protocol,” the note said.
On June 3, when the forest department staff had gone to check the tigress, it had suddenly attacked them. While running for cover, veterinary doctor Ravikant Khobragade had fallen down. The tigress had bitten his feet before running away when others ran to rescue Khobragade.
Khobragade had to undergo minor surgeries on his feet and is currently recovering.
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