Tiger terror: Woman returning after relieving herself in fields, attacked to death near Ranthambore

aipur: The man-animal conflict between the tigers in Rajasthan’s Ranthambore and villagers inhabiting the area resulted in another human death on Saturday. A 40-year-old woman was attacked to death by a tiger in Sawai Madhopur. The incident was reported from Kundera village in Sawai Madhopur town near Jaipur. The area falls under Ranthambore National Park which is a tiger habitat.

The incident happened at around 6 am when the deceased woman was on her way back home after relieving herself in the fields, according to a report in The Times of India. The woman, who was identified as Munni Devi, succumbed to her injuries. A forest official said that the woman’s face was badly torn off by the big cat. The forest department is yet to establish the identity of the tiger.

In a similar incident reported from the area, a 29-year-old man was attacked by a tiger in August last year. The man, identified as Mukesh Gujjar, worked at a private farm about 200 metres away from the national tiger reserve. Gujjar sustained critical injuries after which he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

A tiger couple had strayed out of the forest reserve after which the forest officials managed to keep the villagers away from the big cats, however, a drunk Gujjar entered the farm along with his friends. As soon as he got near the big cats, one of them jumped on top of him and attacked him.

Several incidents of encounters between man and animals in this area have been reported earlier that have triggered panic amongst the villagers.

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