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Chhattisgarh Police arrest nine tribals for killing a tiger

By Manoj Kumar Ramesh

Kabirdham (Chhattisgarh), Dec.24 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police has arrested nine tribals for killing a tiger of the famous Kanha Rashtriya Udyan in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham District.

R. K. Tiwari, sub-divisional officer, Pandariya Forest Range, disclosed this to the media persons at Kawardha on Friday.

The police swung into action after a forest ranger complained to his officials about foul smell of some dead animal.

A thorough probe resulted after authorities learnt that some local tribals had poisoned and killed a tiger for monetary gains.

"They have told us this only that they used a cow on which they sprayed indosulphan an insecticide. By this they were sure that by eating this the tiger would be killed. Till now we have arrested nine persons," said Tiwari.

Tiwari informed that they have seized many body parts of the dead tiger, which the tribals had buried in a field.

"We seized tiger's skull, which was not found at the site, we along with all the police officials seized its skull, teeth and then hair of moustache, nails, jaw bones and along with all this we have seized fat of tiger, we have succeeded in seizing all this from last night till the morning," he said. (ANI)

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