A woman was critically injured after a tiger pounced on her near Kuhi, some 60 kms from Nagpur on Friday morning.
According to reports, the incident occurred when Babitai Gajbhiye (50), the victim, was on her way to Kuhi from Dongar Mouda, with her husband, Bhagwan Gajbhiye early this morning. Both were attacked by an adult tiger. Bhagwan escaped the attack but his wife wasn’t so lucky and suffered injuries on her stomach, back, arms, eyes and head.
Her husband sounded an alarm and pelted stones to drive away the tiger. Villagers rushed to the spot and rescued the woman, reports said.
Manoj Sharma, the superintendent of police (SP), Nagpur district, informed that Babitai was initially admitted to Kuhi civil hospital and later shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital at Nagpur. Her condition is reported to be very critical.
Villagers living close to the Kuhi forest range had earlier reported about a perceived threat from a tiger on the prowl in the area to the forest department. The tiger created panic for the past many killing goats and cows. But the forest department did not take any preventive measures, allege villagers.
Earlier, as many as 11 villagers, including six women were killed by a tigress near Bramhapuri, adjacent to famous Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve in the neighbouring Chandrapur district, a few years ago. Later the tigress was killed by a forest squad.