A 22-year old youth, who had gone to a temple in forest area in Ranthambhore, was killed by a big cat here, police said on Monday.
The youth identified as Hemraj Gujjar of Gopalpura village had gone to a temple but did not return till late. Locals later found his his mutilated body there," they said.
"Locals, who were first to spot the body, claimed that it was a tiger attack. They reportedly saw the animal near the site," police said.
"It is a south-west boundary area of the park and is frequented by tigers and leopards. Anything regarding the attack can be said only after detailed investigation," DFO R S Shekhawat said.
He said the animal had attacked the neck of the victim and ate one of his arms.
Last month, a 25-year-old youth Ghamandi Saini was also attacked by a tiger in the reserve area.