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Tiger menace in Banke

2022 Jan 07, 10:19, Banke
A Royal Bengal Tiger rests at the Central Zoo of Jawalakhel in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 29, 2018, the International Tiger Day. (photo via XINHUA)

Three persons died in separate incidents of a tiger attack in Banke district in the past three months, leaving the local residents there terrorized.

Leela Bista, 52, of Persona village in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-4 was attacked to death on Thursday. Bista was attacked while collecting grass along with two other locals in the Jalahan community forest on Thursday. Two others escaped the site and informed the police about the tiger attack, it is said. Superintendent of Police (SP) Shyam Krishna Adhikari said that the tiger was found eating Bista.

According to SP Adhikari, police personnel opened two rounds of firing to recover Bista's body as the tiger did not run to the forest.

Prior to this, tigers had eaten two persons from the Gabhar and Narainapur areas of the Banke National Park. Local residents said that the tigers are spotted in the community forests near the national park with the rise in tiger population.

On Wednesday, Durga Tharu, 30, of Baijapur in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-4 was attacked by a tiger but she escaped the clutches of the tiger with several wounds on her body.

Some days ago, a tiger also attacked a teacher in the forest in Rapti Sonari.

Likewise, Chief Conservation Officer of the Banke National Park, Shyam Kumar Sah, said that elephants would be mobilised in the locations to chase away the tigers from today.


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