Tiger Attack In Nuapada Wildlife Sanctuary Claims Life
Residents of Nuapada got a shock on Monday when a 65-year-old woman was killed in an unfortunate tiger attack in the wildlife sanctuary of Sunabeda. As per forest officials, Sanmati Barik was fetching some firewood in the evening and the unexpected animal attacked her.
Forest Officer Shiba Prasad Khamari confirmed that the animal was identified as a Royal Bengal Tiger. As per reports, the animal dragged her into the woods after jumping from bushes and disappearing in the darkness. Her body was found the next morning with parts of her missing. An investigation is underway as to where the animal came from.
The body was taken to the Nuapada district headquarters hospital for post-mortem. The forest department deployed staff in Jalmadei village to ensure safety of people living near the wildlife sanctuary.
Though the Sunabeda sanctuary has not seen tigers in the past five years, the census of 2020 showed presence of eight tigers in the proposed tiger reserve. The residents have been advised to be careful while venturing out in nearby jungles and forests.
Taking precautions is the only way to keep safe from animals harassing the area. Forest officials are keeping a close watch to ensure safety of the people living in the vicinity of Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary.