In yet another man-animal conflict, a tiger killed a 40-year-old woman named Munni Devi at Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, and villagers found her body in three parts.
The heart-wrenching incident took place in Kundera Range of Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur on Saturday morning.
The villagers informed the police and forest officials after tracing three parts of her body from an agricultural field.
However, infuriated villagers did not allow officials to pick her body from for six hours and demanded Rs 20 lakh as compensation. Senior officials persuaded the villagers to disperse assuring them that the victim’s post-mortem would be conducted at the same location.
“They allowed the woman’s post-mortem after they were assured of Rs 4 lakh compensation,” said a forest officer, adding that the tiger, T64, was seen in the nearby areas and must have hidden itself in the area when the woman went out.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief over the incident and sanctioned a compensation of Rs 1 lakh from the chief minister’s relief fund for the deceased’s family members. The amount was sanctioned in addition to the financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh as per rules of the Forest Department.