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CHANDRAPUR: In yet another incident of tiger attack, a 60-year-old woman from Kawarpet village in Mul tehsil was killed on Tuesday morning. This is the seventh such incident since last December of which three were killed in Mul forest range in a span of one month.
Deceased Janabai Kashinath Gurnule had gone to a nearby nullah to answer nature’s call, when, sources said, the tiger suddenly attacked her and dragged her almost 700 metres into forest.
The body was later found by some villagers who had gone to the jungle to collect wood. Arun Tikhe, RFO, Mul forest range said confirmed that it was an act of a tiger. “An exgratia amount of Rs 5,000 has already been given to the family members of the deceased. Another Rs 2 lakh will be released as soon as the investigation and other formalities are over,” he said.
He, however, said that this is not the tiger of Padzadi jungle in same forest range that had killed two persons in last one month and injured a shepherd and several cattle. “It is the act of another tiger, as the Padzadi jungle is about 25 km from the spot and the chances of Padzadi tiger reaching Kawarpet are less,” said Tikhe. He said the tiger “didn’t eat the woman”. The body has been sent for post-mortem.
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