Bahraich. A 10-year-old boy died in a tiger attack while grazing cattle in a forest near Katariaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district. Officials gave this information on Friday.
Along with this, according to the villagers, some people were grazing cattle in Amba village located on the edge of Katarniaghat forest on Thursday evening, when they heard the roar of a tiger in the forest, 10-year-old Mahfuz could not breathe. ran away and was caught by the tiger.
According to the villagers, when they collectively reached the spot and raised the alarm, the tiger returned to the forest, but by then Mahfuz had died. He said that the mutilated body of Mahfuz has been recovered by the villagers. The sources of the forest department said that the post-mortem of Mahfuz is being conducted, after which his body will be handed over to the family members.
According to sources, the child’s family has been given financial assistance of Rs 5000 for the funeral. On the other hand, Divisional Forest Officer Akashdeep Baidhwan said that after the death of a 10-year-old child due to a tiger attack, D. Forest department teams are patrolling the area. He said that the villagers have been instructed not to come out of their houses.