Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh): A farmer from Khandwa who had a miraculous escape after a tiger pounced on him died on Thursday afternoon.
Doctors treating him at Khandwa district hospital said that he was referred to Indore after they failed to contain the spread of the infection. He died on the way to Indore.
Earlier, an incident was reported on Wednesday evening at Gwla village, adjacent to the Pandhana-Jhirniya border when the farmer Santosh Bhaskare heard a tiger’s roar in the morning.
In the evening, when Santosh was working in the field, a big cat suddenly pounced on him. Tiger attacked his face and Santosh got scars on his face, Santosh somehow tried to save himself by punching the big cat with all his strength. With this, the tiger changed its course and Santosh saved himself with deep scars and scratch marks on his face.
At the time of the incident, the Forest and Police Department personnel were present at a short distance. They chased the tiger away. The villagers immediately admitted him to the primary health centre of Pandhana with bleeding profusely, from where on duty Dr Sanjay Parashar referred him to the district hospital after first aid.
At that time, Dr Parashar has described the condition of farmer Santosh as stable. Even Santosh who is in trauma and in a conscious state said he is completely healthy.
Many of the villagers claimed that they saw signs indicating tiger presence in the forest area on Wednesday morning itself.
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