Inmate with tiger-like animal skin in Narmada | Vadodara news
The tiger skin was seized in Sagbara taluka on Monday evening
Vadodara: Police in Narmada seized an animal skin that looked like tiger skin from Sagbara taluka late Monday evening and arrested a man. Cops said defendant Kishor Ahir had come from Maharashtra when cops pulled over his car.
“We were doing routine checks in Sagbara when our team spotted a car and tried to stop it. Ahir, who was driving the car, did not stop and fled in the direction of Dediapada, ”said KL Galchar, Deputy Police Inspector of Sagbara. The cops chased the car for about 2 km and managed to stop the vehicle.
“When the car was checked we found skin that looked like a tiger. We took the accused to the police station and informed the forestry officers. When questioned, the accused did not deny that it was tiger skin. He said he used the skin in certain rituals, ”added Galchar.
Police said there were other men in Ahir’s car, but they got out of the car when it was pulled over and fled. Ahir, a resident of Nandurbar district in Maharashtra, told police those accompanying him in the car bought the skin.
“It is suspected that the accused used the skin in certain rituals or to trick people into convincing them that it brings good luck. The forestry department will now investigate the matter further. We gave them the skin of the animal. It will be sent for FSL testing, ”said Galchar.