A two-year-old tiger was found dead with some animal bite marks in a forest area of the Erode district, officials said.

The male tiger cub was found inside a bush on the banks of River Moyaru within Thengumarahatta forest by forest personnel on a routine patrol last evening, officials said.

Veterinarians, who examined the tiger, said it could have been killed in a fight with grown up animals mainly tigers.

Officials buried the carcass after post-mortem.

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