In an unfortunate incident, Nagpur Wildlife activist Sulabha Chakravarty was killed in a freak accident on Sunday morning in Tamia Tehsil of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.
Chakravarty (55), while returning from Pachmarhi, had checked in at a motel near Bijori on Saturday. On early hours of Sunday morning, Chakravarty took off in her Maruti Alto car. While taking a sharp turn, due to the heavy fog and error of judgment, her car slid down in a lake near the motel.
Women from Bijori village who were passing by noticed the car and informed Tamia Police. Cops immediately rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation. When the car was pulled out with the help of a JCB, Chakravarty was found dead at the steering wheel of the car. She was identified by the police on the basis of an ID card in her purse. Her body was later sent for post-mortem and then handed over to her family.
Sulabha Chakravarty, who celebrated her birthday on August 15, was well-known among wildlife enthusiasts for her work as an activist. She was the Nagpur chairperson of Kids for Tigers – a wildlife club formed by Sanctuary Asia to sensitize school kids towards wildlife conservation. Her sudden death came as a shock for many wildlife activists and enthusiasts of the city.