Following the gruesome killing of a Royal Bengal Tiger in Jorhat, a three member team from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has arrived at the spot to investigate the incident. The team which came from Guwahati started their investigation at Mising village on the banks of Brahmaputra to find the reasons behind the killing of the big cat.
Meanwhile, S K Srivastava, Additional Chief Conservator of Forests (Upper Assam Division) has started his own investigation. Dipak Kumar Dutta, Range Officer, Jorhat has already filed an case no 376/16 under Section 51 of Wildlife Protection Act. The tiger was seen in the rice fields of the Mising village. However, as soon as the news came out, thousands of villagers came out with sticks and sharp weapons. Even though police and forest officials reached the site later, they couldn’t prevent the irate mob from killing the tiger. Later the tiger was cremated after the forest department conducted its post mortem. It is being suspected that the tiger has left behind two cubs.
In a separate incident, forest officials recovered carcass of an adult tiger in Orang National Park. It is being suspected that the tiger might have died while fighting with another tiger.