Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Not disclosed - zoo caretakers suspected Tiger dies from cyanide poisoning

Bannerghatta, India

March 20, 2010  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date
    1 16-year-old siberian tiger Under Investigation  

A Siberian tiger was poisoned to death around a week ago, in one of the Bannerghatta Biological Park enclosures. The case surfaced after post-mortem report was out recently. The tiger was killed due to cyanide poisoning.

The zoo authorities filed a complaint with the Bannerghatta police station. They suspect foul play at the hand of caretakers in poisoning the 16-year-old animal. “It has been poisoned as confirmed in the post-mortem report. Four caretakers who were on duty that day have been summoned to court. But as investigations are on, we will not be able to divulge their names. It will take us some time before we can confirm who are the culprits,” stated sub-inspector K Vishwanath.

The Siberian tiger was staying in the park since 2007.


The Times of India