The dead body of a Bengal tiger hangs from a log at Nishanbariya Union Parishad in Bagerhat’s Morrelganj upazila yesterday, hours once it had been killed by locals in Gulshankhali village. The animal had attacked individuals at a thatched house within the village early within the day feat six gashed.
A Royal Panthera tigris was overwhelmed to death because it entered a village and scraped six individuals in Morrelganj upazila yesterday.
The incident occurred at Gulshankhali village underneath Nishanbariya union, around six kilometres off the Sundarbans.
The tiger entered a thatched house and pounced on 2 residents around 6:30am. Hearing their screams, villagers rush thereto house and attacked the tiger. Six individuals were scraped throughout the fight against the animal.
The gashed embody Sabbbir Sarder, 22, Alamin Gazi, 25, Sarowar Hossain Dalal, Masum Dalal, 30, and Majibur Sardar. Masum was taken to Khulna during a serious condition, aforementioned Mahmudul Hassan, divisional forest officer (DFO), Sundarbans jap Division.
For many decades 2 to a few tigers were killed by villagers once a year once the animals return to section in search of food. However, such incidents declined apparently with a decline within the tiger population and it had been the primary tiger killed by villagers since 2013.
A recent survey says there have been solely 106 geographical region tigers within the Sundarbans in 2015, down from 440 in 2004. This clearly suggests tiger population has declined drastically within the forest.
An activist of Village Tiger Response Committee, an area body comprising trained villagers to guard tigers from villagers throughout tiger attack, aforementioned they rush to the village, however it had been too late by the time they reached the spot.
On info, Gulishkhali Forest Station Officer swayer Khairul Islam reached the spot and took the dead body of a six-foot-long tiger to the Zeaudhara Forrest Camp, Mahmudul aforementioned.
He additional tigers enter the villages as a result of the adjacent Bhola stream has dried up and also the animals cannot distinguish between the forest and also the section. once the rivers round the Sundarbans would be properly excavated the matter would be resolved, he determined.
“We have already warned the villagers regarding tigers initiating of the forest. we have a tendency to suggested them to maneuver fastidiously and go to send the tigers back to the forest,” he said.
Kamrul Hasan, station officer of Chandpai station, said, “Roaming of tigers has redoubled additionally in Baidyamari space for a couple of days. we’ve got alerted the individuals round the forest during this regard.”
He termed it a decent sign and claimed the quantity of tigers is increasing.
However, consultants have expressed considerations over the depleting Panthera tigris population within the Sundarbans because the range of tiger attacks in and round the world’s largest flowering tree forest has gone down considerably in recent years.
They aforementioned tigers earlier wont to enter close inhabited areas apparently for food, that indicated the forest was in unhealthy health. however solely a couple of tiger attacks were according in recent months.