Villagers in an Assam village reportedly killed an adult Royal Bengal tigress and chopped off its body parts.

In 48 hours a leopard a tigress an elephant killed in separate incidentsVillagers beat a leopard in Gurugram on Thursday; PTI Photo
news Animal Cruelty Friday, November 25, 2016 - 19:18

Four students of the Christian Medical College in Vellore were suspended earlier this week for allegedly killing a monkey after brutally torturing it.

While the horrific incident took place on Saturday last week, the female monkey’s corpse was exhumed on Tuesday. Animal activist Shravan Krishnan told The News Minute that over 30 students were witness to the brutal torture and the subsequent murder.

“The post mortem showed that the monkey’s neck, hands and legs were tied up with a phone wire. The animal’s knee, neck and ankle were fractured implying that it was thrashed. The worst cruelty that the animal was subjected to, was that it was impaled with a sharp object from behind and it came out from the front.”

Even as animal rights activists continue to demand stricter animal welfare laws, similar incidents of cruelty against animals are rampantly taking place in the country. 

Since Wednesday, three incidents where animals were brutally killed or died due to human activities have been reported from various parts of the country.

On Wednesday, a family of elephants fell into a large unfenced pit that was being dug to construct a unit of Patanjali at Ghoramari in Assam’s Tezpur district,  Hindustan Times reported.

According to the report, this route is frequented by elephants, and there are several unfenced pits that have been dug up in the area to establish the plant, which poses a risk for humans and animals.

From the family of three, the male tusker managed to get out of the pit, but the female elephant, having suffered internal injury and a fractured leg, was stuck along with her calf. Although efforts were made to pull the animal out, she collapsed and died at night.

The calf was later was taken to the Kaziranga national park’s elephant rehabilitation centre.

In eastern Assam, villagers in Bangmara area killed an adult Royal Bengal tigress and chopped off its body parts, HT reported.

According to forest officials, the tigress had come out of the Kaziranga National Park and entered the village.

The villagers injured the tigress with sharp weapons following which the she took shelter in a paddy field.

“The villagers threatened to harm us if we tried to save the striped cat. We were helpless as they surrounded and killed the animal,” an official said in a statement to HT.

The villagers chopped off the tail, nails and other body parts of the tigress, he claimed.

Forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma, promised to take strict action against the officials who failed to rescue the tigress.

In another act of brutality in Gurugram, a mob beat a nearly two-year-old leopard to death, after it had attacked eight people on Thursday morning.  

(PTI Photos)

Out of the six injured persons, four were admitted to Sohna civil hospital. According to reports, villagers had informed the forest department officials, but they failed to reach the spot-on time.

People told police that the leopard was spotted in the region on several occasions over the last one year. The information was conveyed to forest officials but they remained inactive. The body of the leopard has been sent for post-mortem examination.

With IANS inputs

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