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Watch How These Heartless People Killed A Tiger By Crushing His Entire Body Using A Massive Bulldozer
- Priety Athwal
- Mar 20, 2017, 20:49 PM IST
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” Mahatma Gandhi had once said.
A shocking video has surfaced in which a tiger was crushed to death by a JCB machine.
The tragedy took place in Belpadao, the Terai (west) forest division, near Corbett Tiger Reserve and Ramnagar forest division on March 16 but the horrifying video has only surfaced now.
The male tiger had mauled two people to death. Bhagwati Devi’s understandably distraught relatives tried to get her body back from the clutches of the powerful predator but failed as the tiger attacked her father-in-law, killing him.
So, to control the tiger, a bulldozer was called. The tiger can be seen staggering even when the JCB starts to attack him; an effect of tranquilizers in his system but that wasn’t enough.
The crowd is heard shouting, “Dabao, daba do usse!” (Crush him!)
They were labourers, who were on their weekly break for mining and using the forest to meet their daily needs of firewood and other forest produce.
According to reports, they had entered the forest to collect, and stock, firewood when the tiger mauled Bhagwati Devi and later her father-in-law.
It is a shame how we seem to complain about animal attacks and vilify them for ‘encroaching’ our cities, which in fact couldn’t be more further from the truth. One couldn’t even blame the forest officials. The mob was agitated and scared; so they gave their best mob-like ‘human’ reaction – to kill the tiger in revenge.
It seems the tiger had some life left in him so he was going to be taken to a the Nainital Zoo (Uttarakhand). He died on the way.
So, who is to blame for the death of the two people killed by the tiger and the death of the animal?
The forest officials, who acted seeing the dire situation and an agitated mob?
Laborers who entered the forest to meet their needs?
The tiger, which was being, well, a tiger?
The Corbett Tiger Reserve is thought to have the greatest density of the endangered species. It seems we haven’t learnt our lessons.
Sustainable development doesn’t ring true here.
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