A team of foresters led by the Ranger of Northern Range, Pranjal Baruah recovered the flesh of a dead tiger buried in a river island, Bhita Tapu in the sixth extension of the Kaziranga National Park in Biswanath Ghat area in Biswanath district recently.
It was suspected that the tiger was killed around 15 days back using pesticides when it had come to drink water from a nearby pond. An empty bottle of Phuradon, a kind of pesticide, and the body of a cow were also found near the said tank. Eight kilograms of tiger bone, 20 nails and teeth and a skin were also recovered earlier from a hideout at Majuli Tapu on the basis of the confessions of arrested dreaded poachers Aijul Haque alias Lal Pagla, Aminul Haque and Abul Kalam.
Forest officials suspect that poachers have started this new trick to kill wild animals coming out of the Kaziranga National Park instead of using firearms since gunshots attract the forest guards’ attention.
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