Chandrapur: Two people have died in separate tiger attacks in Gadchiroli and Chandrapur districts on Saturday morning. A tiger has also killed a woman at a forest plantation site in the buffer zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR), Chandrapur, While another tiger has also killed a farmer in the fields near Armori in district Gadchiroli.
Jaibai Jengthe (60) of Sitarampeth village in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve buffer was at the buffer plantation site behind Jaishree Resort along with other women early in the morning. At that time she was busy collecting tendu leaves when a tiger lurking in the area attacked her and killed her.
Tiger has also killed a farmer in his field
This animal had tried hard to pull the body too, But the other women made a lot of noise and the big cat left the body and ran away. Along with this, the forest officials of the buffer zone have also given an ex-gratia amount of about 50 thousand rupees to the relatives of this victim woman. In the same year, this is the fourteenth human being killed in a hunter’s attack in the district. Of these, nine people have been killed by tigers and five by leopards.
Along with this, in the second incident on Saturday morning, a tiger has also killed a farmer in his field near Armori town in Gadchiroli. Nadu Meshram (50) was watering his crops only when a tiger present in the area suddenly attacked and killed the farmer. Earlier also a tiger had killed a woman in Arsoda village, just one and a half km away from the scene of the latest murder. In the same year itself, a tiger has killed four people in Gadchiroli so far.