Tranquilizing Team Re-Starts Operation To Catch Tigress Sundari

Angul: After the debacle of two attempts to catch Tigress Sundari, the six-member tranquilizing team has re-started the operation to get hold of the fiery tigress who has triggered panic in the human settlements around Satkosia Tiger Reserve in Angul.

The tigress, which was brought from Bandhavgarh in Madhya Pradesh as a part of Inter-State Tiger Relocation programme, has been declared ‘man-eater’ after it attacked and killed an elderly man from Tainsi village in Angul. In the first bid, the tigress managed to elude the tranquilizing team near Kumuri village.

The team members have said that the forested area is extremely bushy and full of swamps which is making it difficult to capture the tigress. Using GPS, the team members are hoping to catch the tigress by tonight.

Meanwhile, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Sandeep Tripathy has informed that after being captured and tranquilized, Tigress Sundari will be sent to a special enclosure in Raiguda.

On the other hand, residents of Kumuri village went into a state of panic after Sundari was traced in the nearby swamps. As precautionary measure, they had locked up the doors and windows of their houses. Some were even carrying fire torches and sticks due to fear of Sundari.

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