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Younger tiger captured in Yavatmal after deadly assault on man

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Authorities captured a sub-adult tiger within the Zari-Jamni forest vary of Yavatmal district on Monday, following a deadly assault on the evening of July 9.

It’s uncommon {that a} tiger is ordered to be captured after only one deadly assault. “The tiger is about 22 months’ old, it killed a man on the intervening night of July 9 and 10. It was moving dangerously close to farms and villages in the area. So, we sought special permission to capture it,” stated divisional forest officer Kiran Jagtap.

Final 12 months, too, a tigress was captured after it killed a lady in Pandharkawda division, additionally in Yavatmal district. “In this case, too, the tiger was roaming in fields and close to human settlements. We tried to make it go away, but it would remain unfazed. So we requested principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) Sunil Limaye to issue the capture order, which he granted on Monday. And we managed to cage the tiger,” Jagtap stated.

The tiger was delivered to Nagpur’s transit therapy centre. “Higher authorities will take the next call on the tiger’s future,” Jagtap stated.

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