Tiger terrorises Chhattisgarh’s forest residentsSeptember 18th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Sep 18 (IANS) A tiger that has killed one woman and over 30 domestic animals in the past month has terrorised the residents of dozens of forested villages in Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon district.
With the authorities failing to catch the big cat, reports coming in from interiors of Rajnandgaon say people of forested villages are migrating to safer areas along with their animals.
“There is absolute terror in a vast forested stretch bordering Maharashtra,” forest official Vivek Shukla told reporters. “People have been spending sleepless nights as a tiger is on the prowl.”
Shukla is a member of the several small squads formed by the forest department to trap the tiger and restore it to its habitat.
“There are only two experts in the state who can tranquillize the tiger: one from Nandan Van zoo in Raipur and Kanan Pendari zoo in Bilaspur,” Shukla added. “They have been asked to rush to Rajnandgaon.”
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