A tiger was found dead in the western Terrai forest divisions bordering the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand on Sunday.
Though tiger deaths always bring questions about poaching with them, this one is being seen by the forest officials as a natural death.
"It is a male tiger and there is no sign of outer injury or marks on its body. It is an old tiger. We will conduct the postmortem today and then we will tell what really happened," said Nishant Verma, a forest official.
The cause of death here may be old age, if the forest officials are to be believed.
"The first instance here is that its paws are all torn and there are cracks in it. Also his claws are not sharp and are very blunt. It seems to be an old tiger and so there is the possibility of a natural death," Verma pointed out.
For the time being, the postmortem report of the tiger is awaited to know the real reason of death. (ANI)