Saturday, January 01, 2011

Tiger kills wood collector

Sat, Jan 1st, 2011 11:21 pm BdST

Khulna, Jan (bdnews24.com) – A wood and honey collector has been killed by a Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans at Koira Upazila in Khulna, forest department officials said.

The victim was identified as Mohammad Asadul, 32, of Bagali village under the Upazila.

Forest department's Kalabogi station officer Mohammad Jahidul Islam said a group of 7-8 wood and honey collectors, locally known as Bawali, went to Sormukho canal area of the forest to collect Golpata, leaves of a kind of small trees, with a valid pass a week back.

A Royal Bengal Tiger attacked and took away Asadul while he was cutting Golpata on Friday night, Jahidul told bdnews24.com.

On information, the forest department employees went into the forest and retrieved his mutilated body on Saturday morning.

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