Tigress kills man in Uttar Pradesh

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 06, 2011 17:00 hrs

Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 6 (IANS) A tigress killed an old man near the Katarniaghat forest reserve in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich Thursday, an official said.

'The tigress attacked 60-year-old Shaligram, a resident of Tilhanpurwa, in the sugarcane fields situated around 50 metres away from the forest reserve,' Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) R.K. Singh told IANS.

'The pugmarks spotted near the victim's body indicate that an adult tigress attacked and killed the man,' he added.

According to officials, efforts were on to drive the tiger back to the forest reserve.

According to the last census, Katarniaghat recorded the presence of around 58 tigers.

Bahraich is about 130 km from Lucknow.