In a second incident within 48 hours, a 30-year-old farmer was mauled to death by a tiger near Majhara railway station in the Tikunia forest area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh.
The victim, Kamlesh Kumar, was returning home on his bicycle after working in a cane field in the forest area of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve when a tiger suddenly pounced on him and tried to drag him into the forest.
To scare the tiger away, his buddies on a bullock waggon yelled and flung sticks at it. The beast bolted, leaving the man gravely injured behind.
He was brought to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Kamlesh died as a result of a perforated windpipe, according to the postmortem report.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) North, Sundresh said, “We have warned locals to stay away from the forest area. We are installing motion sensor cameras to monitor the movement of tigers. The tiger had not eaten human flesh, and so we cannot term it a man-eater. We are taking steps to avert any human casualty in future.”
This is the 18th such incident since 2020 and the fifth such incident since October 2021, said officials.
Earlier on Saturday, a 30-year-old man Mahesh of Dumeda village was killed in a tiger attack.
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