Umaria, Rakesh Pathak.

The second incident of tiger attack took place in Dhanwahi forest area of the district on Friday. A tiger had allegedly attacked a shepherd when he had gone to graze his cattle. The victim was quite lucky, as he had

received only minor injuries.

‘A tiger of Bandhavgarh reserve used to frequent Umaria forest area. It seems that he is making his territory there. As his colour is little brown, he is called by the nick name Bhura,’said a senior officer of Bandhavgarh.

The Umaria forest officials do not exactly know whether the same tiger of Bandhavgarh reserve was involved in the two attacks or it was the tiger, staying in the jungles of Umaria range, which pounded upon these two persons.

Some times back, two young male tigers have killed a watchman in Bandhavgarh tiger reserve after which they were tranquilised and sent to the Van Vihar National Park. Before this, tigers have killed a woman and a man on the outskirts of Bandhavgarh tiger reserve.

FOREST OFFICIALS CAMPING A band of forest officials are camping in Kaliasoth dam area where a tiger had allegedly killed two cattle two days back. So far, the forest officials have not sighted the feline and are keeping a close watch on the area.

The locals have been alerted and asked not to venture out in the evening. The tiger might have come from Kerva forest area connected with Ratapani sanctuary. This is not for the first time that a feline was on the prowl in Kaliasoth dam area. Earlier also, feline movement was reported from this particular area.

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