Sundarban, Aug 12: A 42 year’s old fisherman of Gosaba, named Haripada Mondal was mauled to death by a tiger while he was setting the fishing net in Pirkhali forest under Tiger Project in Sundarbans area.
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Police said, a group of 4 Government permitted fishermen entered the reserved area of the forest for fishing. Getting down the boat while Haripada was setting the net, a Royal Bengal Tiger pounded on him and dragged him away.
The three other fishermen, who fled from the spot, later came back to the area along with forest department personnel of Sajnekhali and recovered the partially eaten body of Mondal. The body was sent to Gosaba for the post mortem. Locals said, Haripada was the only earning member of his family