A tortoise weighing more than 100 kg was fished out from the Lower Lake here on Tuesday.
"The tortoise died about five days ago and the body was fished out by the Forest Department staff when we were tipped-off about it," Forest Ranger R K Shukla said.
The "Paatal" breed tortoise was found floating in the lake adjacent to Hamidia College, earlier known as MLB College.
The tortoise measured 4×3 feet. It generated a lot of curiosity among onlookers when it was taken out from the lake.
Autopsy concluded that it had died a normal death. It will be cremated by the forest department personnel.