Tiger scare in district
19 Jan 2009, 1923 hrs IST, TNN
VARANASI: The elusive tiger continued to scare the people of this region on Sunday night, though it was not spotted by anyone. There were also rumours that the big cat had killed a calf in Ashapur area on Sunday night.
But, the forest officials have ruled out the movement of tiger in Varanasi district. The calf might have been killed by a wolf or some other animal as there was no sign of tiger’s presence in the locality, said forest officer LR Barwa on Monday. It may be mentioned that on Saturday too there were unconfirmed reports of the tiger moving in Rajwari area under Chaubeypur police station. However But, the forest officials denied this after combing the area.
The tiger was first seen in this region at Piyari village Jamania police station in Ghazipur district on December 30. Later, its presence was felt in Chandauli district.