Tiger mauls to death shepherd in Ranthambore; Villagers protest

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September 22, 2019, 4:22 pm


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Jaipur: A tiger mauled to death a shepherd in Ranthambore National Park of Sawaimadhopur district on Sunday. The victim had taken his goats for grazing into the jungle when the tiger attacked him. While the identity of the tiger is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the tiger – known as T- 96 – mauled the man to death. It is the second case of tiger attack near Ranthambore in the past 15 days.

The villagers protested against the forest department demanding compensation for the family of the victim. The officials were trying to placate the villagers till the reports last came in.

The incident took place in Fariya village of Khandar range in the national park. “The victim, Chiraji Lal Gujjar, had gone into the forest area for grazing goats when he was attacked by a tiger. When he didn’t home till late night, his famiy members started a search for him. They found his body and informed the police and park authorities,” said a police officer.

A team from a nearby police outpost was rushed to the spot. The officials said that the body of the victim has been handed over to his family members after a postmortem examination.

Tiger – T-107 –  mauled to death a 26-year-old man in Keladevi wildlife sanctuary on September 12. The man, identified as Pintu Mali, was sitting on a bed in his agriculture land near Sapotara town in Karauli district when the tiger attacked him from behind and dragged into the neighbouring farm.

The same tiger had killed a man, identified as Roop Singh in Keladevi on July 30. Another victim was Munni  Yogi who was attacked by the tiger in Kundera Padali village on February 2.

First published: September 22, 2019