Tiger kills farmer in Katarniaghat sanctuary

Tiger, Katarniaghat sanctuary

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A 57-year-old farmer was killed by a tiger in a forest in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district, officials said on Thursday.

They claim that the event happened on Wednesday night at the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary close to the hamlet of Bhartapur.

When the tiger attacked the victim, Ghanshyam Rajbhar, he was mowing grass.


Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Akashdeep Badhawan said that the tiger disappeared into the forest as a result of neighboring residents raising an alert.

After being transferred to the Community Health Center, the victim passed away from his wounds.

According to the DFO, there is an allowance for financial help of Rs. 5 lakh in situations of fatal human-wildlife conflict.

However, he said, cutting grass in the restricted center of the forest is inherently a punishable offense.

He stated that in this situation, the compensation choice will be made in accordance with the forest department’s policies.

Two trained elephants are searching the area while teams from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have been organised.
(with inputs from IANS)