Tiger attacks tribal farm labourer

December 11, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 03:01 pm IST - ADILABAD:

A second incident of a tiger attacking a tribal person within a span of a fortnight took place at Somaripeta village in Khanapur mandal of Adilabad district on Thursday.

A 30-year-old tribal farm labourer, Sidam Nadipi Bhim Rao, received injuries on his thigh when the tiger attacked him and is undergoing treatment at Khanapur hospital.

According to reports, Bhim Rao and his daughter Devi were stationed atop a perch in a maize field which they were protecting from attack by wild pigs. At about 3 p.m., Bhim Rao got down the perch to light fire and was attacked by tiger.

As the frightened Devi raised a hue and cry, the tiger vanished into Devuniguda forest. The condition of the victim is stated to be out of danger.

The first incident took place on November 26 when a youth, Poshetti, was attacked near Mamda mandal headquarter, apparently by the same big cat which was spotted by villagers in the area a few days back. Tiger sighting is being reported in the area since the last 20 days and forest officials of the Kawal Tiger Reserve are on its trail.

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