Story by: Suman Preet
Indai,Uttar Pradesh(Pilibhit) An adult Tigress that injured nine persons in Mataina village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district was trapped and beaten to death by villagers on Thursday. The tigress died of broken ribs and injuries to her body. She was cremated after a post mortem. FIR have been registered against 31 identified villagers for the incident and four people have been arrested.Pilibhit District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastava said: “Some of the attackers have been identified, while efforts are on to identify others.”Srivastava has also ordered a magisterial inquiry to probe the role of forest officials in protecting the life of tigress.
According to Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) field director H Rajamohan, “The tigress” age was assessed between five and six years. She had sustained fractures and injuries from sharp-edged weapons like spears on almost every part of her body. She also had broken ribs. The tigress was cremated after the autopsy.”