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A video has gone viral on social media that shows a tiger chasing a tourist vehicle inside the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra.
In the 19-second clip, the tiger can be seen chasing a Maruti Gypsy which was carrying at least two passengers.
The tiger spots the vehicle crossing its territory and starts chasing it immediately.
Some of the passengers can be heard panicking when the tiger runs after the vehicle in full speed.
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The incident comes just 3 days after the Maharashtra government constituted a four-member committee, comprising wildlife experts and officials, to conduct an “in-depth” probe into the killing of tigress Avni.
The state government has come under fire over the death of the tigress, who was believed to have turned a man-eater and killed 13 people in the last two years in Yavatmal district. The big cat was shot dead in an operation in a forest in Yavatmal district last Friday.
Animal rights activists have condoned the manner in which the forest department declared Avni a ‘man-eater’ and hunted her down instead of trying to capture her alive.
An official statement issued by the forest department stated that the committee has been formed on the directions of Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to conduct an “in-depth” inquiry into the death of the tigress. The committee is headed by Principal Chief Conservator of Forest S H Patil.