The unnatural death of wild animals doesn’t seem to be stopping with the remains of two wild animals that resemble wild boars being discovered in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) on Wednesday. The man immediately informed a forest department official in the control room.
On Wednesday evening, a nature lover had gone for a walk near Vihar Lake area adjacent to Sanjay Gandhi National Park on Wednesday evening on the Bhandup side where he found the charred corpses. Prima-facie it appears that the animals have been killed after which their body were burnt.
The charred remains of wild boars
Speaking to mid-day, Chief Conservator of the Forest (CCF) Vikas Gupta said, “We have received information about the same and the concerned ACF has been asked to look into the matter. We will be only in the position to comment after the investigations are complete.”
The person had gone to the spot on Thursday morning also but the bodies were still lying at the same place. In the morning the officials also contacted the nature lover to know the exact location.
Sources from SGNP told this newspaper that the investigation is on and the patrolling in the area has been increased. A nature lover, requesting anonomity, said, "Possibility of poaching cannot be ruled out as there are many illegal locations from where people can enter the park and looking at the capacity of the forest staff it is difficult to keep an eye on every single location."
It should be noted that in the past FD officials had also recovered corpses of eleven monkeys and one person has already been arrested in connection with the same for dumping their bodies in the park. Some days back the corpse of a crocodile was also found near the lake.