Crab collector lifted by tiger

Crab collector lifted by tiger

8 Sep 2009, 2207 hrs IST, PTI

CANNING (WB): A 50-year-old man was lifted by a tiger while he was collecting crabs from Pirkhali forest in the Sundarbans on Tuesday, the police said.

Yadav Gayen, a resident of Satyanarayanpur village under Gosaba police station, was in a group of three persons collecting crabs.

Gayen was lifted by a tiger and his companions raised an alarm and gave the animal a chase. However, the tiger managed to run away taking Gayen with him, the sources said.

The body was not found. Forest department sources said the three did not have the pass required for collecting crabs.

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