Are the days of Jim Corbett returning? A man-eating tiger in U.P. village!A man-eating tiger has created panic in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh since 15th August, 2016. Despite repeated attempts of capture, the tiger in Lakhimpur Kheri village is still roaming free after having killed three people since 15th August. Two of its victims were killed within 24 hours! Forest officials have been trying to bait the tiger but the latest effort resulted in failure as the tiger was able to get the bait but avoided capture. Officials are hoping that the tiger will not attack any more humans as it has recently eaten half of a calf. The residents of the village are living a life in fear. They are unable to move out to attend to their crops. Children have been advised to stay indoors and are missing schools. The villagers say that if the tiger is not captured, it will strike, probably a human, by the weekend.
The conservationists feel that of late the number of tigers and leopards in India has been increasing although the forest cover is shrinking. So, more and more man-animal conflicts will be witnessed in near future!