Monday, March 17, 2014

Lion died due to electrocution in Junagadh village

Lion died due to electrocution in Junagadh village
The Times of India

In yet another incidence of unnatural death of lion, lion died due to electrocution in Amblidhar area in Jamwala in Visavadar forest range in Junagadh district.

According to sources, the lion was found dead in mysterious circumstance in a farm owned by Jasubhai Zala two days ago. The five to six-year-old lion was found dead and wild animal's body was sent for postmortem to ascertain cause the death.

Sources said that lion died due to electrocution. Forest department, meanwhile, detained one person in connection with this crime and launched probe. "We have detained farm labourer Bhupat and we are questioning him. He has confessed the crime. He laid the electric wires to ward off wild animals especially wild boar and blue-bulls'' claims forest department officials.

The recent incidences of unnatural deaths of Asiatic lions have alarmed the wildlife conservationists and it created serious concerns in this regard.

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