Tiger injures three in Uttar Pradesh

September 16th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) A tiger pounced on three people and injured them in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district, officials said Tuesday. The incident took place in the Sujauli village of Bahraich Monday evening, police inspector Brijesh Singh told IANS on telephone.

All three people were out of danger now, he added.

Initially, the tiger attacked an aged man of the locality while he was going to a market in the village, officials said.

After hearing the shrieks of the aged man, two villagers rushed to his rescue but were also attacked by the tiger, they added.

Later, as other people started to assemble at the site, the tiger ran away, they said.

In August a leopard had attacked four people, killing one of them, in the same village.

The Katarniyaghat forest reserve is also located in the same district.

“After heavy rains this season, the natural habitat of wild animals has been affected. As a result, the animals are heading towards villages in search of food,” Bahraich divisional forest officer (DFO) R.K. Singh told IANS.

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