Saturday, February 07, 2009

Villagers want stray tiger to be declared 'man-eater'

Villagers want stray tiger to be declared 'man-eater'

7 Feb 2009, 2031 hrs IST, PTI

NAINITAL (Uttarkhand): The villagers of Dhikuli, situated in the buffer zone of Corbett National Park, have staged protests, demanding that a tiger
strayed into the village be declared a "man-eater" after it mauled to death a 50-year-old woman.

"The park Director is examining the case following the villagers' protest," an official of the Park said.

The big cat had strayed into the village from the Park and killed the woman last Wednesday.

Following the incident, the villagers, in a letter, asked the Park Director to declare the tiger as "man-eater" and shoot it dead. They warned of disrupting the functioning of the Park, if authorities failed to take measures in this regard.

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