A tiger that had been shifted to the Sanjay tiger reserve in Sidhi district from the Panna national park last year died after suffering injuries in a territorial fight.
The tiger, assigned the call sign P212 was found late on Monday night near village Deva in the Sanjay tiger reserve.
Chief wildlife warden Ravi Shrivastava confirmed that the tiger had died at Sanjay national park.
P212 had initially wandered away from his original home at Panna national park in February 2014 and was stranded near Rewa when park official tranquilized the tiger and released him at the Sanjay tiger reserve in March 2014.
Park authorities said that the tiger had sired 4 cubs in October, 2014. The tiger had a radio collared fitted on him.
On Sunday, the Sanjay tiger reserve management received information that the tiger was missing and mounted a search for him. His body was found late on Monday night with evidence of a struggle with another feline.
Earlier, P 212 had a close brush with death when a rabid dog attacked and bit him while he was at the Panna tiger reserve. The park management had then kept the tiger in an enclosure and treated him for rabies.
He survived that and left the park wandering eastwards when he was tranquilized and released in the Sanjay tiger reserve.