Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fisherman attacked by tiger

Fisherman attacked by tiger

29 Aug 2008, 0353 hrs IST,TNN

SAJNEKHALI (Sunderbans): A fisherman, Lakshmikanta Sardar (52), was attacked by a tiger at Kalas island in the Sunderbans on Wednesday. Other fishermen accompanying Lakshmikanta attacked the tiger with iron rods and saved him from the jaws of the big cat.

The victim was taken to Diamond Harbour Subdivisional Hospital on Thursday morning. He is stated to be out of danger.
Lakshmikanta and his son Pratap had left for Kalas for catching crabs early on Wednesday from their Narayanpur home in Namkhana.

After reaching Kalas, they rowed along a creek along the island. As they travelled deep into the forest, suddenly the tiger jumped on Lakshmikanta on the boat itself.

As those accompanying Lakshmikanta attacked the tiger, it gave up and ran away. The fishermen immediately rushed for Namkhana where they reached at night.

On Wednesday evening, a tiger tried to attack a forest guard. The guard was on the other side of the iron fence and escaped unhurt, but is still in a state of shock.

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