Somewhere in Bengal....

The killing of the Lalgarh tiger has brought the role of foresters — who had been tracking the tiger for over a month but failed to capture it — under the scanner.

While there are allegations that the big cat became a victim of the hunting festival in the region, the foresters cited shortage of manpower on being asked why the tiger remained elusive for more than a month even after being clicked in a camera on March 2.

“It’s a tragedy that an endangered animal like tiger had to die like this. And, it’s incomprehensible that the big cat has died at a time when there was so much focus on it,” said Wildlife Protection Society of India executive director Belinda Wright.

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