Bargarh: The Forest Department has arrested three persons today in connection with recovery of decomposed carcass of a tiger inside the forest in Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Bargarh district on October 29.
This was informed to the media by Bargarh Additional Conservator of Forest (ACF) Madanlal Sharma this afternoon.
The move came after the Forest Department had submitted a detailed report to the Crime Branch earlier in the day.
On November 01, the Bargarh DFO had suspended Kamagan forester, Parsuram Behera and Hajurigarh forest guard, Pravasini Mahananda for dereliction of duty.
It may be noted here that the carcass recovered from the jungle was initially suspected to be of a Royal Bengal tiger. Villagers said that the animal was killed by some poachers or timber mafia who buried the carcass inside the deep forest after extracting its teeth and nails.
The prima facie suggested that the tiger had been killed by the poachers for its nails and teeth, which are missing from the decomposed body. The head of the tiger was also found detached from the body.