Tiger Terror in Jim Corbett National Park: A search is on for a man dragged by a tiger, a few remains were recovered
The tiger terror continues to prevail in Uttarakhand’s Almora district near Corbett tiger reserve as a man was dragged away by the big cat. So far, the police have managed to recover just the two hands, found in the forest near the river. The police have increased the patrolling between Mohaan and Garjiya areas and multiple cages have been set up near the Kosi River. Meanwhile, the locals are informed and asked to not enter the forests. The police officials are actively searching for the body of the man hunted by the tiger of Jim Corbett National Park.
An incident was reported in the Mohan area on Saturday night where a 25-year-old man, Afsarul, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district along with his friend Mohammad Anas was attacked by a tiger while returning home. The tiger attacked both of them and managed to drag one of them deep into the forest near Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand’s Almora district. The other rider successfully escaped with minor injuries.
“When they reached Mohan area of Kosi range under Ramnagar forest division, a tiger hiding in the bushes attacked them and dragged Afsarul into nearby forests,” Pandey said, adding that Anas approached Mohan police outpost and alert the officials.
Arun Saini, Ramnagar Police Station in charge along with Corbett Park staff rushed to the spot with other help and initiated the search to track Afsarul.
Three forest department teams are searching and three JCB (heavy earth movers) machines are being used to clear a way through the dense forest. "Camera traps have been set up in the area. So far, the teams have not been able to locate the man or the tiger," Chandrashekhar Joshi, divisional forest officer of Ramnagar, said.
Note: A recent report revealed that Jim Corbett National Park has the highest tiger density among all the tiger reserves in India, with 14 tigers inhabiting each 100 sq. km area.
This recent incident near Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand has raised fear amongst the habitats near the forests. A piece of similar news from Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan recently surfaced where roaming of tigers near human habitats is causing serious threat and fear.
Note: Ranthambore National Park is the third highest tiger density national park in India after Jim Corbett National Park and Kaziranga National Park.