A man was killed in a tiger attack in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district on Saturday, a forest official said.
Mumbai: A man was killed in a tiger attack in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district on Saturday, a forest official said. The deceased was identified as Diwakar Baburao Gedam (50). This is the second incident of death due to man-animal conflict in last four days in Chandrapur.
The attack happened in the forest area near Halda village of Bramhapuri. Deputy conservator of forest, Bramhapuri division Kulraj Singh said, “A tiger attacked Gedam when he was grazing cattle in a field near Halda village. The incident occurred around 11 am. It seems that he died on the spot, succumbing to the injuries.”
The body has been sent to the Bramhapuri Government Hospital for autopsy, according to the officials. Meanwhile, another youth had died in a tiger attack on Wednesday. The youth was named Raju Nageshwar Gujlwar (35). Raju, who is a resident of Lohara village, had gone to the forest area of Chandrapur to fetch fodder.
According to the state forest department, a man-eating tiger was captured last December in Madhya Pradesh after it travelled 510 kilometers from Chandrapur power plant. It killed two farmers on its way. As many as 15 casualties have been reported due to tiger attack in Maharashtra in 2018.