Tiger meat

India: Chhattisgarh villagers ‘ate tiger meat’, 7 cops arrested as police & forest dept probe case


A tiger-killing incident in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district late last year has taken an uglier turn, with police officers suspecting that not only were the apex predator’s hide and body parts possessed and traded illegally, but villagers may also have consumed some of its flesh.

If confirmed, this will be the first instance of tiger flesh being eaten in Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer told ThePrint.

Meanwhile, two assistant sub-inspectors of police, five constables, three health department officials and a school headmaster are among those arrested for being involved in the illegal trade of the tiger hide, after a joint ‘decoy’ operation conducted by the police and forest departments on 12 March.

The complete article was published by The Print on March 19, 2021.