Tigers kill two persons in Sundarbans
Sundarbans: Two persons were killed in
separate tiger attacks today when they went to catch crabs in
Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in South 24-Parganas district, a
senior forest official said.
"Ranjit Roy, a middle-aged person of Annpur village in
Gosaba block, was attacked by a Royal Bengal Tiger in
Panchamukhani-II mangrove forest opposite to the village this
afternoon," Field Director of Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, Subrat
He had gone with a group of fishermen after obtaining
permission from forest department to catch crabs, he said.
Another fisherman, Samir Mandal of Emilybari village, was
killed when a Royal Bengal Tiger pounced on him late yesterday
when their group was catching crabs in the creeks of
Panchamukhani-IV forest in the Sundarbans.
The locals in Annpur burst crackers to drive away tigers
from the other side of the forest.
The tigers often swim across the rivers, separating the
forest with human-inhabited deltas, to target livestock in
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