Tiger kills man out to cut grass near Chitwan National ParkThis is the second killing of a local within two weeks and park authorities have set out to dart the man-eating tiger.
A tiger from Chitwan National Park on Saturday morning killed a 65-year-old man who had gone to the jungle to cut grass.
The deceased was identified as Jagdish Chaudhary of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-13, according to Ashok Ram, information officer with the Chitwan Park.
The tiger attacked Chaudhary at Belsahar Community Forest area, a buffer zone near Chitwan National Park, according to Ram.
“Tigers have attacked locals in that area earlier this month as well,” Ram told the Post from Chitwan over the phone.
This is the second casualty in a tiger attack in the same area in this fiscal year. According to Ram, another local was killed two weeks ago in the same area.
The Chitwan National Park currently hosts 93 tigers as per the latest census of 2018.
Following two incidents of apparently the same tiger killing locals, the park authority and security personnel have reached out to the scene to capture the tiger.
“Chaudhary was dragged into the forest and is still guarded by the tiger. A team has been mobilised to dart the tiger and get hold of the dead body,” said Ram. “We are also trying to remove the man-eating tiger from the area fearing another similar attack. There is a risk of another attack.”