Gadchiroli Jan. 9 (District Correspondent) Former minister of state Raje Ambrishrao Atram has demanded that the forest department should immediately cage the man-eating tiger which has killed several people and has created a reign of terror in the district.
Mr. Atram raised this demand after the recent tragic incident of the death of a woman from village Chintalpetha in Aheri taluka It is a very sad incident that Sushma Devdas Mandal of Chintalpet in the taluka lost her life in a tiger attack. Mr. Atram paid a visit to the residence of the deceased woman and consoled her family members. The forest department should take urgent steps to catch the tiger to avoid such tragic incidents in the future, he demanded.
Due to the incidents that took place in Chintalpeth, a reign of terror has spread in the area. Not only this, the agricultural work which is currently going on also has been adversely affected, pointed out Mr. Atram. The citizens of this area will have to face many problems in the future if the tiger is not caged, he cautioned. He has urged the Forest Department to take notice of this serious incident and immediately cage the man-eating tiger.
He asked the present forest officials and employees to prepare a proposal and give immediate financial assistance to the heirs of the deceased. After taking stock of the situation at the Sub District Hospital, Raje Ambrishrao Atram directly contacted the Conservator of Forests through mobile phone and demanded to deal with the man-eating tiger immediately. Many people are losing their lives due to the attack of wild animals in the district, he pointed out. He will meet the Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and request him to take measures about the wild animals in the district.
The forest department has given an interim financial assistance of Rs. 30,000 to the Mandal family. The amount was given to the kins of the deceased at the hands of Raje Ambrishrao Atram.