Saturday 3 November 2018

The Killing of Avni

No veterinarian at the scene. A dart hand-pierced through her skin. The Nawab's son shooting her dead despite the shooting orders issued in the Nawab's name. 

While the killing of Avni, Yavatmal's 'problem tigress' may have become inevitable and imperative, the way it was done raises some very embarrassing questions about the credibility of the Maharashtra Forest Department.

Read Vijay Pinjarkar's detailed reportage of the incident here

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