Tiger kills fisherman in Bengal's Sundarbans

The incident took place when Shashanka Mondal and two other fishermen from Lahiripur village went to catch crabs near Sajnekhali.
Tiger kills fisherman in Bengal's Sundarbans
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KOLKATA

A tiger killed one 45-year-old fisherman in Sundarban National Park in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Friday, a forest officer said.

The incident took place when Shashanka Mondal and two other fishermen from Lahiripur village went to catch crabs in a canal near Sajnekhali range office, he said.

As soon as Mondal got down the boat, a tiger attacked him, killing him on the spot, the officer said.

The fishermen did not possess valid documents required for catching crabs or fish in the protected area, he said.

A total of 19 fishermen have been killed in tiger attacks in Sundarbans since the COVID-19 outbreak, the officer added.

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