The Maharashtra forest department is once again in the news for its lack of preparedness when it comes to rescuing tigers. Last year, protests against ‘shoot-on-sight’ order of T1 tigress Avni by the Maharashtra government had rocked the nation.
Five-year-old tigress was declared a ‘man-eater’ by the government and was ultimately killed by controversial shooter- Shafath Ali Khan’s son named Asghar Ali. In the most recent incident, an injured T4 tigress has died in a failed attempt of tranquilisation by Maharashtra forest personnel.
The tigress was frail and weak when she was tranquilised, local media reported. The incident took place in Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary (180 km from Pandharkawada) and is reported to be the sixth such incident in the state since January this year.