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ASSEMBLY SPEAKER ASKS OFFICIALS TO COMPENSATE FAMILY OF WOMAN KILLED BY LEOPARD

Friday, 11 May 2018 | PNS | DEHRADUN– The speaker of U’khand Vidhan Sabha, Prem Chand Agarwal has asked the Director of Rajaji National park to provide full compensation to the family of Sampati Devi who was mauled to death by a leopard in Raiwala on Wednesday. The body of Gauhari Mafi Raiwala resident, Sampati Devi (60 years) was found in a forest in Raiwala on Wednesday. On Thursday the speaker visited place where autopsy of the woman was being done and consoled the grieving family members. Agarwal asked Rajaji Dir Sanatan on phone to undertake steps to ensure safety of people residing in the areas situated in vicinity of the national park. He said that the steps to stop repetition of such incidents should be taken. He said that compensation to family of victim should be provided. WOMAN REPORTEDLY KILLED BY LEOPARD IN TEHRI DISTRICT Awoman who had gone to attend a marriage programme in Pratapnagar area of Tehri district was reportedly killed by a leopard. Her body was recovered on Thursday. According to sources, the 52 year old woman of Kastal village in Pratapnagar had gone to a nearby village to attend the function on Wednesday evening. However, she reportedly neither reached the function nor returned home. On Thursday morning when the villagers went out to look for her they found her body in the nearby jungle. The forest department team also reached the site on being informed. The villagers were demanding that the leopard responsible for her death be declared a man-eater and necessary action be taken by the authorities. This is going to be a question mark of safety of common people.

TIGRESS’ CARCASS FOUND IN SAJANPUR PEELI BEAT

Friday, 11 May 2018 | PNS | Haridwar– Carcass of a tigress about two-years-old was found  in Sajanpur Peeli beat of the Haridwar forest division on Thursday morning. The forest officers said that they are investigating how the young tigress died. However, they hinted that  the feline might have died following a territorial fight. The carcass has been sent for post mortem and the exact cause of death would be known on receipt of the report, said the forest officers. Upon receiving the information, a forest department team from Haridwar forest division headed by Haridwar divisional forest officer Akash Verma reached the site. They said that wounds found on the body of the big cat indicated that the death resulted from internal conflict among the felines. “We are, however, waiting for the post-mortem report to come to confirm the exact cause of the death,” said a forest officer who was a member of the forest team. When quizzed over the recovery of the carcass of the big cat, DFO Akash Verma said that the dead tigress was spotted at a place under Peeli beat of Haridwar forest division under  the Shyampur police station limit by a forest team which was on patrolling duty. “The dead female tiger was about two years old,” he added.

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