Tigress attacks second staff member in Corbett within a month
One person was injured after a tigress reportedly attacked a patrol of forest department personnel in the Corbett national park. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning at Fultal in the Bijrani range of Corbett. The patrol members fired shots in the air to scare the tigress away and rescue their injured colleague who was taken to a hospital in Ramnagar. The Corbett warden RK Tiwari informed that residents of the villages adjoining Bijrani have been asked to remain alert and stay away from the area as the tigress has become aggressive.
According to Tiwari, a seven-member team of the tiger protection force was patrolling the Bijrani area at about 9 AM when a tigress believed to be lying in ambush attacked team member Gopal Singh Adhikari. The team members fired five rounds in the air after which the tigress left the injured man and ran into the jungle. Adhikari was taken to a hospital in Ramnagar where he received treatment for injuries on his head and shoulder.
Tiwari informed that the same tigress had injured another forest personnel in another compartment about 25 days ago. Considering this, the tiger protection force team members were alert, tracing the location of the tigress and monitoring her. After the latest attack, the Corbett administration has become more alert.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 | PNS | Haldwani
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