BHOPOAL/CHAMRAJNAGAR: A tiger, with injuries on its legs was reported dead from Kundukere, Lokkere forest range in Bandipur, Karnataka on Sunday. The 10-year-old male tiger’s carcass was found in the forest, and he is suspected to have died due to starvation, unable to hunt because of his leg injury.
In February, eight tiger deaths were reported in Karnataka in a span of 42 days.
Meanwhile a semi-adult tigress was run over by a speeding train at Budhni-Midghat rail section of Madhya Pradesh’s Sehore district.
This is the fourth death of a tiger on this rail section in the last few months, and the 35th tiger death across the State since 2016. A tiger was found dead on the same spot on February 23.
The carcass of the semi-adult tigress was found by the loco pilot of the goods train at around 7.40 am on Saturday between pole number 10 and 12, sources of the forest department said.
Sources said that a wrong chain fencing around the Midghat railway track could be a major cause behind frequent accidental tiger deaths in the region.