A seven year old tiger was found dead in a 15 feet deep waterhole in Jamkundi, in Koha forest of Melghat Forest Tiger Reserve.
According to the sources the tiger died due to a cardiac arrest. It is believed that the tiger went into the waterhole to escape from the scorching heat. The claw marks of the tiger are prominent on the rocks that surround the waterhole. It is believed that the tiger struggled to find the way out of the waterhole but he could not get a proper grip for his rear limbs and soon was exhausted due to which he went into a cardiac arrest.
During the patrolling, forest guards found the tiger dead in the waterhole. The guards immediately informed the senior forest officials about the incident. Later a team of veterinarians performed an autopsy on Thursday.
Deputy conservator of Gugamal Wildlife Division (Chikhaldara), Vinod Shivkumar, informed that, “The carcass of tiger T-32 was found in natural waterhole at Jamkundi. Various body samples have been sent to laboratories for examination. The investigation is going on, and will cover all the aspects”.
As per the reports, it is believed that the tiger died three days ago. No blood stains were found on the tiger’s body. The carcass was swollen due to being in water for three days.