Greatness of nation judged by the way animals are treated: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 5: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his condolence over the death of man-eating tigress Avni.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Mahatma Gandhi”, the Congress leader tweeted.

A five-year-old tigress who had created terror in Vidarbha forests was shot dead on Saturday in Yavatmal district of  Maharashtra.

The search operation took after nearly three months of a massive hunt along with trap cameras, drones, sniffer dogs and a hang-glider along with a team of forest department officials.

The deceased tigress is survived by her two cubs who are 10 months old.

Avni, identified as T1, reportedly claimed 13 lives.

Her carcass were shifted to Nagpur for an autopsy.


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