Two more killed in tiger attack

Two more killed in tiger attack

28 Jul 2008, 0508 hrs IST, Mazhar Ali,TNN

CHANDRAPUR: Tiger terror is back in the forests of Nagbhid tehsil as the big cat claimed two more lives on Saturday evening in Balapur FDCM territory. The villagers recovered the mutilated dead bodies of deceased Rajeshwar Kumre (55) and Ramesh Ichkape (20), both shepherds from village Jankapur in Nagbhid tehsil on Sunday morning.

With this, six persons have died since March this year in Nagbhid tehsil whereas the toll of human kill by tiger in Chandrapur district this year has risen to 10. Sources said, Kumre’s body had injury marks on neck and back.

The body of Ichkape was found some 1 km away from the body of Kumre and the tiger had eaten one entire leg of the deceased.

Villagers suspect shepherds fell prey to a tigress

CHANDRAPUR: The big cat claimed two more lives on Saturday evening in Balapur FDCM territory. Sources said that the bodies of the two deceased shepherds, Ichkape and Kumre, were found on Sunday morning.

The police from Talodhi outpost, located at about 6 kms from the place of incident, reached the spot for completing the necessary formalities, but on insistence of villagers moved the bodies to Jankapur even before the forest authorities could reach there.

Meanwhile, villagers from Janakapur are suspecting that both the shepherds might have become victims of a tigress that was sighted with two of its cubs, some time back in the forests on the fringes of Janakapur. Sources claimed that the spot where the duo was killed falls in compartment No 70 of Balapur FDCM headed by divisional manager S Khairnar.

Nagbhid police station and Mandar Vaidya, SDO, Bramhapuri division, confirmed the incident and held that it was the act of a tiger. However, no concerned forest officer could be reached for further details.

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