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Tiger kills 40-year-old woman in Ranthambore national park

The woman, identified as Munni Devi, was defecating in the forest area when she was suddenly attacked by the tiger.

February 2, 2019, 12:11 pm

Ranthambore national park

Ranthambore national park

Jaipur: A 40-year-old woman was killed by a tiger in Ranthambore national park in Rajasthan. The woman had gone to attend nature’s call in the forest when she was attacked by the tiger. She was mauled to death on the spot.  This is the second case of a tiger killing a woman in Ranthambore in the past 40 days. The incident took place in Kudera area of Ranthambore. The woman, identified as Munni Devi, was defecating in the forest area when she was suddenly attacked by the tiger. The officials are trying to ascertain the identity of the tiger who killed the woman. When the villagers came to know about the incident, they gathered on the spot in large numbers and started protesting. They demanded that the family member of the victim be paid a compensation of Rs 20 lakh. They placed the body near the spot where the tiger killed the woman. When the wildlife officials and police tried to remove the body for a post-mortem examination, they started shouting slogans. The villagers demanded that the post-mortem be conducted on the spot. “We are trying to placate the agitating villagers. They are demanding a government job for the son of the victim and a compensation of Rs 20 lakh which is not practical. The compensation can be determined based on the rules in this regard,” said a senior forest department officer. On December 27, a tiger killed a 62-year-old woman at Ranthambore.  The woman had ventured into the restricted forest area to collect woods. The tiger dragged the victim’s body into the forest. It took a forest department rescue team nearly three hours to locate the body.

First published: February 2, 2019
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