Despite forest department undertaking combing operation for locating the menacing sub-adult tiger in Gadchiroli tehsil for the last over one week, it has failed to find out the location of the big cat so far. The tiger has killed 15 persons in the area during the past over one year. Therefore, sensation is still prevailing among the people from 18 villages nearby, who feel unsecured,
According to reliable sources, the team of Special Tiger Protection Force from Navegaon-Nagzira Tiger Serve, Gondia, and Rapid Rescue Team members consisting of two shooters and veterinary doctors are searching for the problem tiger but they have not been able to trace it so far. Some team members have also undertaken foot patrolling but even after crossing around 40 km distance in jungle they have not found location, said one of the team members.
It is reported that the rains are creating further problems to the teams in locating the place of tiger. The farmers and farm-labourers engaged in paddy crop activities find it difficult to take up agricultural works out of fear of the man-eater. Besides this sub-adult tiger, one mother tigress along with three cubs is moving in the tehsil. The incidents of cattle kills are also being reported.