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Tiger kills woman in Ranthambore National Park

Senior forest and wildlife officials along with a police team rushed to the spot after receiving the information about the disappearance of a woman who had ventured into the forest area. The body is yet to be located.

December 28, 2018, 10:16 am

Ranthambore national park

Ranthambore national park

Jaipur: A tiger  killed a 62-year-old woman at Ranthambore National Park of Sawaimadhopur district  in Rajasthan after she ventured into the restricted forest area to collect woods on Thursday. The tiger dragged the victim’s body into the forest. It took a forest department rescue team nearly three hours to locate the body. The deceased woman has been identified as Nauranti Devi (62), a resident of Brahmapuri area of Sawaimadhopur. She went to collect woods with another woman, identified as Sampat Devi. According to the police, the deceased woman Nauranti and her fellow mate Sampat Devi went to the forest area to collect woods around 11 am on Thursday. The duo got separated in search of woods. A tiger attacked Nauranti and dragged her body into the dense forest area. Sampat Devi realized what had happened after hearing Nauranti’s screams for help. She went to the village and informed the victim's family members about the incident around 1 pm. Locals informed the police officials and forest department team following which a rescue team rushed to the spot. After a search operation for three hours, the team found the body in the forest. The woman had been mauled to death by the tiger. As per forest department team, the movement of tigers, T-57 and T-98, is usually detected in the area where the woman’s body was recovered. However, the tiger which killed the woman has not been identified yet. A forest official told media persons said that the entry into the forest is prohibited without permission. Residents of nearby villages sometimes venture into the area for collecting woods which is illegal. In the last 13 years, around 10 persons have died due to tigers’ attack in Ranthambore national park.  

First published: December 27, 2018
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