Madhya Pradesh: Tiger cub dies in hit-&-run

A tiger cub was run over and killed on NH43 in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning.

The female cub was aged around 12 months, say officials. Locals found the carcass around 5am near a hotel, about 14km from Shahdol town. They are trying to identify the vehicle. The site is 6km from Ghunghuti forest range. The cub had abdominal injuries and bled to death, said forest officers. The carcass was taken for autopsy and will be cremated as per NTCA protocol. This is the second such incident in a short span. Two tigers were run over by a train earlier.

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