A 65-year-old woman was killed by a Tiger in the buffer zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district on Saturday.
The incident took place near Sitarampeth village in Moharli buffer range, where the victim identified as Jaibai Mahadev Gengthe had ventured out to collect tendu leaves in the morning.
Forest officials reached the spot for inspection and the body was taken to Bhadrawati civil hospital. An initial compensation of Rs 50,000 was given to the family of the deceased.
Camera traps have been set up at the scene of the attack to monitor and identify the big cat involved in the killing, the official said.
Forest officials have also appealed villagers living in the close proximity of the forest to avoid stepping out in the early morning and late evening hours.