According to a brief statement by the forest department, the carcass was found at 7.10 am by forest personnel near Japoripathar, Karuri area on the periphery of KNPTR.
“On enquiry, it was found that the tiger died due to a bullet wound, suspected to be accidental firing while trying to scare away the tiger from the public area,” the statement by the forest department said. It added that more details on the incident are awaited.
Kaziranga national park director P Sivakumar confirmed that the tiger died due to accidental firing by forest personnel.
The age of the tiger is believed to be around 10 years.
This is the third instance of tiger carcass being recovered from the national park in recent times.
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