Lakhimpur, UP July 31: A tigress died when it was hit by a vehicle on Bhira-Mailani road under the Kishunpur sanctuary area of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, a senior officer said here.
"The tigress was found crushed to death on Bhira-Mailani road last night," Deputy Director of DTR Ganesh Bhat said.
It is suspected that while the tigress was roaming at the road, some unidentified vehicle ran over the big cat, he said.
The carcass of the big cat has been sent for an autopsy to ascertain the exact cause of death, he added. PTI