A 55-year-old farmer was killed by a tiger in Dudhwa National Park. Forest officials said on Thursday. Deputy Director of Dudhwa Buffer Zone, Dr. Anil Kumar Patel said that the half-eaten body of a farmer identified as Matru was recovered from the farm on Thursday.
The farmer, who hails from Bojhwa village under the Bhira police range, went to the sugarcane field on Wednesday but did not return home. The village is close to the Dudhwa reserve forest area which is witness to the frequent movement of tigers.
On Thursday, Matru’s severed body was recovered during the harvesting of the sugarcane crop.
Patel reported that “circumstances indicated a fatal attack by a tiger.”
“Members of the bereaved family have been found eligible for compensation under the Uttar Pradesh government’s recently revised natural disaster plan, which provides compensation to families affected by human-animal conflict,” he said.