Nagpur, Dec 29 (PTI) A tiger was today found dead on the Bazaargaon stretch of the Nagpur-Amravati national highway with forest officials claiming that the animal might have been hit by a vehicle. Also Read - Daring Truck Thief Steals Same Vehicle From Police Station in Nagpur

“The tiger seems to have died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle between 7.15pm and 7:30pm while crossing the highway (national highway no 6),” said Deputy Conservator of Forests G Mallikarjun. Also Read - Dissatisfied With His Work, This Software Engineer Left His Job & Became a 'Chaiwala', Sells Tea & Poha Now

The official added that the spot where the tiger was run over is part of the Kalmeshwar territorial range. Also Read - Maharashtra News: 5 Killed, Many Critically Injured After Boiler Blast in Nagpur Sugar Factory

The process to identify the tiger has begun and a postmortem would be conducted tomorrow as per guidelines laid down by the National Tiger Conservation Authority, he informed.

Another senior official told PTI that the tiger found dead was, most probably, a dominant male from the Bor Tiger Reserve called tiger BRT-1.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.