Crab-catcher killed in tiger assault in Bengal’s Sundarbans

Canning (WB), September 3

A crab-catcher was killed by a tiger in West Bengal’s Sundarbans on Thursday, the sixth such incident within the space within the final one month, a forest officer stated.

The incident happened when 30-year-old Babulal Raptan and Kenaram Mondal, residents of Kumirmari village in Sundarbans coastal police station space, took a ship to Chilmari canal of Marichjhapi Island within the morning, he stated.

As the duo was busy catching crabs, a tiger leaped on Raptan from behind and dragged him into the forest, the officer stated.

Mondal shouted for assist, to which different crab-catchers within the space responded and so they chased away the tiger and retrieved Raptan’s physique, he stated.

Raptan was the only earner of his household of three, the officer stated.

With this incident, six crab-catchers have been killed in tiger assaults within the area in South 24 Parganas district within the final 30 days, he added. PTI


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