Sariska tiger died of poisoning - RL Jat

Rajasthan Forest Minister Ram Lal Jat said here Saturday that the tiger that was found dead in Sariska Tiger Reserve last month had been poisoned. The male trans located tiger, ST-1, was poisoned with organophosphorus insecticide, the minister said. The forensic report has confirmed poison in the tiger's body. "Scientists at the Forensic Science Laboratory found organophosphorus insecticide in the viscera sample of the tiger," Jat said. The report was submitted to the government Thursday. "Investigations are on and the culprits will be arrested soon," he said.
There have been instances of wild animals being hit by speeding vehicles. "Strong action should be taken against senior officers who have been found neglecting their duties in this case and surveillance should be beefed up in the area," he said. Illegal mining is also a big threat to the wild animals, he said adding that it should be stopped immediately.