As number of tigers in the country continue to dwindle and government crackdown on big cats continue, two tiger cubs were killed after being hit by a train in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Thursday. The government is also under fire for the killing of Avni, a tigress accused to be a man-eater.
The two cubs, around six months old, were hit by the Balharshah-Gondia passenger train near Junona village between Chandrapur and Nagbhid stations around 7-7:30am, killing them instantly, Rishikesh Ranjan, general manager of the state-run Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra told PTI.
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