RAJKOT: A lioness, believed to be around two years old, was found dead in mysterious circumstances near Raydi-Pati village in Khambha taluka of Amreli district on Tuesday morning. Senior forest officials reached the spot after they were told about the incident.
"The dead lioness was found in a farm. The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. Primary investigation shows there were no external injuries found on lioness. We have called in forensic team from Junagadh to investigate the death," deputy conservator of forests, Gir east division, Dhari, Anshuman Sharma said.
Sharma added that they have also found carcass of a prey from the spot where the lioness was found.
"Only the forensic report can throw light on the exact cause of death," Sharma said. Forest officials have also taken the sample from the carcass.