Mob ransacks Forest Department office-cum-guesthouse at Chikkabaragi

Renewed efforts will be made from Thursday to track the man-eating tiger of H.D. Kote at Chikkabaragi forest in Bandipur.

This follows authorisation to shoot down the tiger after three deaths were attributed to it in the villages adjoining the fringes of the Bandipur National Park.

The latest attack was on Tuesday evening. Basappa (70) was killed by a tiger close to the Chikkabaragi forest and his dismembered body was found nearly 1 km away from the spot where he was attacked.

All the three deaths are attributed to one tiger as the attacks took place in a radius of 6 to 10 km.

Six elephants will be pressed into service for the combing operation.