Chandrapur: The Tiger which was trapped in Sirna river died on Thursday morning just before the rescue operation was about to begin.
The Tiger was trapped in Sirna river rocks near Kunada village in Bhadravati tehsil, about 27 kms away from Chandrapur, on Wednesday. After that a campaign to save the tiger that started on Wednesday morning was halted yesterday evening as darkness interrupted the rescue operation.
A senior forest officer stated that “we had tried to rescue the trapped tiger with the help of machinery available with WCL near the area. However, the tiger failed to enter the cage which was kept near it to capture it, later which was stalled due to bad light.
According to forest officials, the tiger had killed a wild animal recently and halted for a while on Sirna river bridge edge. The tiger might had jumped from the bridge after crossing two four wheelers in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The tiger sustained serious spinal injury after jumping from the bridge and trapped in the river rock due to which he was unable to get out of the river.