The guidelines set by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA); a committee has identified the tiger that is known to have killed three humans in the district of Chandrapur, Rajura range. The identified tiger had been in two man animal conflicts within a span of a month.
Forest officials have already identified the suspected tiger and are waiting for the DNA test from the Centre for Cellular Microbiology (CCMB) which will be coming from Hyderabad in coming days. It is already decided that the feline will be captured and not killed but that too after the DNA gets the concern of the experts.
The forest officials had put up the poster warning the people and for the safety of tiger. Cooking in front of or nearby temples has been strictly prohibited, also movement of travellers and devotees has become a big issue which made the officials to put many restrictions around the range were the tiger has been sighted.
The presence of said tiger had come into the lime light when it killed a human on January 18 this year; he again had its second human kill on November 25.
Around in the end of December the tiger again had killed a human, in the outskirts of Rajura. The sources suggested that the tiger had killed 3 humans till now, injured two and devoured on 25 cattle in just a period of one year. The latest kill which happened in December made forest officials identify the tiger.
Gajendra Hire, DCF Central Chanda Division, confirmed the progress and claimed that if Cellular departments report confirms the committee’s findings, a proposal will be put to seek and capture the tiger.