Forestmen captured the problem T-103_SAM-1 tiger, which killed three persons during the last around two months in North Bramhapuri Range, by tranquilising it in Bhagwanpur beat early morning on Thursday. The villagers in the nearby areas have heaved a sigh of relief when they came to know that the rogue beast was captured.
Dipak Malhotra, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Brahmapuri Forest Division, informed that this big cat of two years old had killed human beings on June 26, August 16 and on 17, when it attacked Vilas Vithoba Randhaye, a resident of Mendha in front of ten people and dragged him to compartment no: 890. The villagers were living in fear for the last about two months due to such killing incidents in fields and human settlement. An atmosphere of discontent was prevailing among them and wanted that forest department should capture the tiger, he pointed out.
Therefore, the forest officials sought permission from the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Maharashtra, at Nagpur and after getting green signal started rescue operation. The team consisting of Dr Ravikant Khobragade, Veterinary Officer (WL), RRT Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, Chandrapur, and Ajay Marathe with armed policemen fired a dart that made the tiger unconscious, when its location was found at Bhagwanpur in the morning. It was then caged. The doctors are making medical examination and then will shift it to Transit Treatment Centre at Chandrapur, Malhotra added.