New Delhi, Jan 28 (PTI) BJP MP Tarun Vijay today lamented the killing of a tiger by forest officials in Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand and suggested the state government to create a "buffer zone" to facilitate the free movement of big cats.
Vijay also asked the BJP-ruled state to relocate the encroachers outside the sanctuary.
Forest officials had killed a "man-eater" tiger yesterday after a half-eaten human body was recovered in the national park. Earlier this month, a tigress, suspected of killing four women in two weeks, was shot at by the hunters but managed to escape.
Vijay, who represents Uttarakhand in the Rajya Sabha, said in a statement that the encroachments in Corbett make the movement of tigers uncomfortable on their land and they find the encroachers as easy prey.
He demanded "immediate creation of a buffer zone in this area and also relocation of the encroachers to safer areas".