The recent spate of incidents including the poaching of elephants raised a question mark on protection measures in the tiger habitat.
According to Penamalur police inspector, Lakshmi Narayana is a native of Alluri Sitaram Raju district. He owned a restaurant and incurred losses.
The Anandapur Wildlife Division has also sent the skin samples for DNA analysis and to ascertain the pedigree and landscape of the RBT.
The skin, 7-feet in length, belonged to an eight-year-old big cat killed in Rebana reserve forest of Anandapur Wildlife Division.