Morigaon: A Royal Bengal Tiger
was shot dead by police after it killed a woman and injured a
policeman at Nagabandha in Morigaon district of Assam Tuesday.
The adult tiger had come out from Orang National
Park in Udalguri district and swam across the Brahmaputra to
take shelter at Kandhulimari between Morigaon and Nagaon
districts, police said.
The tiger had let loose a reign of terror for over a
week at Lahorighat, Habiborongabari and Nagabandha areas.
The big cat last Monday attacked two persons injuring them and
had killed a bull.
Early this morning, the tiger killed a 38-year woman
at Nagabandha. When police subinspector Tilak Chandra Bora
from Borsola along with his team went to the area to nab
the tiger, the animal pounced on him in a paddy field
critically injuring him, the police said
Unable to escape from its clutches, the police shot
dead the wild cat, the police said.
Forest officials, veterinary experts and prominent
animal rights NGO Aranyaak arrived at the site and were