The forest department of Chandrapur District finally managed to capture a man-eater tiger this afternoon in the central Chanda area. The animal name RT-1 killed eight persons and injured three in the last 21 months.
As per the information, the big cat was roaming in an area of about twenty square kilometers and was found more active at the night. The chief wildlife ranger had issued an order on February 14, 2020, to arrest him. Since then, Forest Department squads have been on the trail of this tiger. He broke its cage and escaped two days ago, but was caught again today.
Four teams of 25 forest rangers (STPF) from Tadoba-Andhari tiger project, 35 volunteers from 14 villages and 4 veterinary officers and forest officers were trying to catch the tiger alive. CCTV cameras and night vision cameras were also installed to record the tiger’s movements.
The tiger was caught in a trap set under a railway bridge near Sindi village in Rajura and Virur forest reserves of the Chanda forest division. The tiger was tranquilized with the help of a veterinary team.
This is considered to be a great achievement of the forest department as the tiger, which is considered dangerous to human life, has been captured alive. For these efforts, Chief Minister Thackeray has congratulated the officers and staff of the team who were trying to capture the tiger alive and succeeded. The capture of the tiger has also brought relief to the villagers in the area.