A five-year-old tigress died due to “starvation” at Bramhanwada in the Arvi forest range on Monday. This is the seventh tiger death in Maharashtra in the last 39 days.
“The carcass was found deep inside the forest. All body parts were intact, and hence poaching has been ruled out. There are also no villages nearby,” said assistant conservator of forests BN Thakur, Wardha.
Wardha NGOs questioned the starvation theory as there have been at least 14 cattle kills in the area in the past.