District police yet to make arrests over tiger's death
Kolkata: Although two days have passed since the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead inside Bagghora forest near Lalgarh with multiple injuries, the district police are yet to make any arrests in this regard.
A senior police officer of Jhargram claimed they have interrogated 12 people from the nearby village in this connection so far.
The district police super clarified that no FIR was lodged against any particular person.
A section of media had reported saying that an FIR was lodged against two hunters who received injuries after being attacked by the tiger.
The district police super Alok Rajoria on Sunday said the FIR was lodged by the range officer against unknown persons in connection with the death of the big cat.
A case has been started under various sections of Wild Life Protection Act.
"There was confusion that an FIR was lodged against two persons. However, it was not lodged against any particular person. We have already interrogated 12 villagers in this connection so far. The two victims - Bablu Hansda and Badal Hasda
who received injuries are also being interrogated. We are talking to the forest department officials in this regard," Rajoria said during a press conference on Sunday.
It was learnt that the two injured persons during investigation have told the police that they did not know about the presence of tiger in the forest. They also narrated the whole incident of getting attacked by the tiger attack.
It can also be mentioned here that the postmortem report hinted that the skull of the tiger was crushed by heavy substances.
Injury marks also suggested that the tribes who took part in the hunting festival attacked the animal with various weapons.
A spear like weapon remained stuck in its throat when it's body was recovered by the forest department.
According to preliminary investigation, police suspect that nearly some one taking part in the hunting festival had attacked the tiger.
Police are yet to identify the accused who hit the tiger with the weapons.
The CCTV footages are also being examined in this connection so far.