A leopard killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in the western Indian state of Maharashtra , where he had been practicing this spiritual practice for a month , an official source reported Thursday.
“A Buddhist monk , Rahul Mahadev Walke, 35 years old, has died in the attack of a leopard and, according to the information provided by the other monks, he was meditating in the forest for a month,” indicated the number two for Forest Conservation in Tadoba Andhari, GP Narwane.
The event occurred last Tuesday when the young Walke meditated under a tree in the depths of the reserve , in whose perimeter is located the monastery to which the victim belonged.
The forests of Maharashtra were covered last month after forest guards killed Tigress Avni with several babies accused of killing people, in a case that drew strong criticism from NGOs and even the central government . The death of the feline came after last September the Supreme Court dismissed the request of two activists to save his life .
Located in the Chandrapur district, the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve has an area of 1,730 square kilometers and hosts several dozen tigers , as well as other animals such as leopards or hyenas .
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