TNN, Jan 9, 2011, 03.29am IST
LUCKNOW: A second killing in as many days inside the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, near Bahraich on the Nepal border, has set alarm bells ringing in the state forest department. The latest victim is a 55-year-old man, who was killed in a village situated inside the sanctuary on Friday.
Jagmal’s partially eaten body was recovered from a dense forest on Saturday. The incident took place in Jamunia village, situated inside the sanctuary and is almost adjacent to the core area, an ideal tiger habitat.
Earlier, on Thursday, another villager Saligram, 60, was reportedly killed by the tiger when he had gone to work in his sugarcane field. The forest area from where Jagmal’s body was recovered is about 12 km from the place where Saligram’s body was found. ”The pugmarks found around Saligram’s body were that of a tigress,” said Katarniaghat range officer M K Shukla.