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TIGER MOVEMENT FRIGHTENS BALANGIR VILLAGERS Monday, 23 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
TIGER MOVEMENT FRIGHTENS BALANGIR VILLAGERS
Monday, 23 January 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
A month after a Royal Bengal Tiger died at Chormunda village near the Jhalialiti forest under Balangir district’s Lathor Range, a report of movement of a tiger in villages under the range has come to the fore.
Villagers of Gainimal Sasan, Gurji Bhata Katua, Tankpaniand and Sariabaha are in a state of fear now.
According to reports, a villager of Debriamunda, while plucking cotton below the nearby mountain on January 18 morning, got symptoms of a tiger coming to the area. He soon sounded an alert, and accordingly, other villagers, who were there, fled from the spot.
Unconfirmed reports stated that a vehicle driver had also seen a tiger in Ruaanjhar ghati.
“We are keeping a tab oh the situation and have intensified patrolling. We have not received any concrete evidence regarding movement of a tiger,” said a forest official.