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Tiger kills woman in Uttar Pradesh

Tiger kills woman in Uttar Pradesh

19 May 2009, 0845 hrs IST, IANS

LUCKNOW: A tiger killed a woman and mauled several other people in an Uttar Pradesh village, officials said on Monday.

The tiger, which strayed out of the Katarniyaghat forest reserve in Bahraich district, entered the Thadbehna village in the district, where it Sunday night killed a 65-year-old woman Sudha, they added.

"We have constituted a team of forest officials to drive the tiger away from the village," divisional forest officer SP Singh said.

According to officials, the tiger has injured nine villagers in the last three days. Of the nine injured, three are undergoing treatment in a district hospital.

The Katarniyaghat forest reserve, situated some 200 km from Lucknow, is home to about 55 tigers, officials said.

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