A man was on Thursday dragged away by a tiger while he was collecting crabs along with three others in Amlamethi forest of the Sundarbans a forest department official said.

Kalipada Mondal his wife son and a neighbour had gone for hunting crab two days ago.

Mondal a resident of Dobanki village under Gosaba police station was taken away by the tiger Sundarban Tiger Reserve Field Director Nilanjan Mallick said.

The man or his body is yet to be found he added.