Imagine walking through a forest and suddenly seeing a tiger crossing your path. It could freeze the blood in us, make our heart race or give us a memory for life. Wildcat sightings are a rare, and often jarring, experience for many wildlife lovers. These sightings aren’t rare in Indian forests and wildlife sanctuaries. Industrialist Harsh Goenka recently tweeted a video where a tiger is seen roaring and strolling in a forest. According to Mr Goenka, the tiger was spotted by his “project team in KEC who were laying railway tracks near Lalkuan, Uttar Pradesh”. He called this glimpse an “unusual fortuitous sighting.”
KEC International Limited is a global infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company. Its parent organisation is RPG Group which is currently chaired by Harsh Goenka. Although Mr Goenka posted it only recently, the tiger video has actually been doing the rounds on the Internet since October 2020.
The video has garnered mixed reactions on the social media platform. While some took it lightly and wrote that the tiger could be on an “inspection round”, others clearly called it a “fake video”.
While there are many who are questioning the authenticity of the video and the news, someone claimed to have seen the same video on a Telugu TV news channel.