Tiger kills woman in Kheri

Tiger kills woman in Kheri

16 Feb 2009, 0434 hrs IST, TNN

LUCKNOW: Kamp Tanda, a village in South Kheri is back in news with the third human falling prey to a stray tiger on Sunday. The woman had gone inside the forest with another woman and she was attacked by the tiger at around 1 pm. However, it was late in the evening that her body could be recovered after the other woman gave informaton about the incident.

Though it is not confirmed but it is the common opinion of the forest officials that it is the same tiger which had struck twice before in the village killing a boy on January 4 and a man on January 18. The tiger is believed to have strayed out of Kishanpur sanctuary. A team from Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) had come to search for the tiger but went back when it could not be traced.

Meanwhile, top guns from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) are expected to track another tiger that is on prowl in the Faizabad area.

WTI vice-president Ashok Kumar, while talking to TOI, had said about handling the operation if the tiger was not trapped for long. In all possibility the operation might involve traditional methods of trapping the tiger. Rajesh Gopal, member-secretary, NTCA might hold a meeting with the foresters at the spot to work out the flip side of the operation.



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