Royal Bengal tiger drags woman into deep woods in West Bengal

Published: August 8, 2014

In this March 28, 2011 file photo, a Royal Bengal tiger cools off in the water at a zoo in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, file

IANS

Kolkata — An Indian woman who ventured into a West Bengal forest to catch crabs was attacked by a Royal Bengal tiger and dragged into a forest in the South Parganas district on Friday.

A forest official said the woman, in her forties, was busy picking up crabs from a canal under the Gosaba block when the tiger attacked her.

The victim was accompanied by her husband and another villager at the time, who tried to help to no avail.

The woman’s body is yet to be found, an official said.

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IANS 2014-08-08 22:26:17

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