Environment Ministry seeks report on tigress` death in Assam

Jairam Ramesh sought a report from the authorities in Assam over the death of a Royal Bengal tigress.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2010, 20:14 PM IST

New Delhi: Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh sought a report from the authorities of Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park in Assam where a five-year-old Royal Bengal tigress is suspected to have been poisoned to death.

"I am seeking a report," the Minister said when asked about the incident.

Mangaldai Wildlife Divisional Forest Officer Sushil Kr Daila reportedly said the tigress was found dead near the Panchnoi river under Camp No 2 of the Park around Saturday.

The carcass, detected by the camp staff in a dense patch of vegetation, was brought to the Range headquarters and the post-mortem said cited suspected poisoning as the cause of
death but has recommended forensic examination for confirmation.