Report on Bandhavgarh tigress death to be submitted



Bhopal: A top wildlife official probing the death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve, would submit his report tomorrow.

"I will submit the report on the tigress death in Bandhavgarh on May 19, to the State PCCF A K Dubey tomorrow," Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Dharmendra Shukla said.

Refusing to comment on the contents of the report, Shukla said he had interacted with 30 people, including hoteliers around the tiger reserve while investigating the case.

He said forensic test of many tourist vehicles has been carried out.

The post-mortem report of the tigress had revealed that the feline died of internal injuries after being hit by some blunt object, possibly a jeep.

After the incident, Bandhavgarh Reserve Assistant Director R P Pandey, two Range Officers J N Shukla and L K Pandey were on Monday were suspended for dereliction of duty.

PTI