New Delhi, Feb 26: The Supreme Court will take up a contempt petition against Maharashtra forest officials for killing a tigress in 2018 for hearing on Friday.
The petitioner, Sangeeta Dogra, an animal rights activist, had approached the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against those linked to the killing of the tigress, also known then as Avni or T1.
The activist says Avni was not a man-eater.
Dogra said that she had herself visited the area and had reasons to believe that the tigress which was killed was not a man-eater.
On November 2, 2018, tigress ‘Avni’ or T1, as she was known officially, believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 13 people in Maharashtra in two years, was shot dead in Yavatmal district of the state.
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