2 Tigers Killed On World Forest Day

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Jaipur: A 13-year-old tiger died after he was rescued from a village in Khandar area near Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur district on Tuesday.

Another four-year-old male big cat was found dead in a farm near the Sariska Forest Reserve in Alwar district on Monday. Two male tigers were killed in separate incidents in the tiger reserves of Sariska and Ranthambore in Rajasthan over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.

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The tiger prima facie died of strangulation after getting stuck in a wire trap, placed by a farmer to stop wild animals from damaging his crop, Chief Conservator of Forest (Alwar) Govind Bharadwaj said.

The farmer was arrested after he surrendered before the forest department. He was booked under the Wildlife Protection Act, Bharadwaj said, adding that the accused was being interrogated to ascertain if it was a case of poaching. The post-mortem reports of the two tigers were awaited, officials said.

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