Assam: Wild Tiger Sparks Fear Among Locals of Numaligarh
The tiger is expected to have taken refuge in the forest area near the Hatimari Jan which goes through the Rajabari Tea Garden.
NUMALIGARH: A tiger triggered fear among the residents of the Numaligarh region of the state. The same tiger had reportedly injured one man a few days back in the same region.
Local people mentioned that the tiger was spotted last week in the pipe yard of the Numaligarh Refinery Limited. A worker was also attacked by the tiger in the yard leading to severe injuries. The labours working on the extension project of the refinery are in fear for their lives as the tiger continues to be spotted in the region.
The tiger is expected to have taken refuge in the forest area near the Hatimari Jan which goes through the Rajabari Tea Garden. And the animal is now the reason for fear among the people of the tea garden as well as those in the vicinity of the refinery.
A Royal Bengal tiger died in Kaziranga National Park, about a month back. According to the forest department, the carcass of the tiger with multiple injury marks was found floating in the Mora Diphlu River at Kohora Range of the park. The divisional forest officer of Eastern Assam Wildlife Division, Ramesh Gogoi, said, “It was an adult female tiger. We are anticipating that the tiger succumbed to the several injuries it sustained due to a fight with other tigers. However, as of now, the exact reason for her death is still to be ascertained.”
Due to the threat looming in the area posed by a tiger that entered an area with two cubs, prohibitory orders have been imposed in Assam’s Kaliabor, reports that emerged towards the end of April. The orders were clamped after the tiger was spotted at a tea garden in the Silghat area of Kaliabor and prowling in the area. However, so far there are no reports of anyone being injured. Although no injury or fatalities have been reported, the district magistrate has imposed Section 144 CrPC that prohibits the movement of people near and within the area as a precautionary measure, apprehending a threat to human life, cattle and other domestic animals.