Boy killed in tiger attack in UP's Bahraich
A 10-year-old boy, who had taken his cattle to graze in a jungle near the Katarniya Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary in this district, was mauled to death by a tiger, officials said on Friday.
According to the local people of Amba village, located on the periphery of the sanctuary, some people were grazing their cattle in the jungle on Thursday evening, when a tiger roared, prompting the villagers to run from there.
However, Mahfooz could not run from there and was caught by the tiger.
As the villagers gathered and started making noise, the tiger went towards the jungle, but by that time Mahfooz had died.
Forest department officials said the mutilated body of the boy has been sent for post-mortem, and an assistance of Rs 5,000 has been provided to his family members to conduct the last rites.
Divisional Forest Officer Akashdeep Wadhawan said that after the death of the boy was reported, a forest department team was sent to the spot. He added that various teams are patrolling the area, and villagers have been advised not to venture out of their homes.
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