Kumram Bheem Asifabad: Tigers continue to kill cattle in different parts of the district, putting the rural folk in panic. In the latest instance, a big cat killed a cow and attacked another at Loha village in Dahegaon mandal on Sunday.
Sources said the carnivore killed a cow belonging to Madavi Rangu Bai and injured another cow of Enuka Srinivas, both residents of Loha village. The tiger initially attacked a herd of cattle in the forests near the tiny habitation of tribals.
Sidam Gangaiah, shepherd, told reporters that he managed to save himself by climbing a tree. He was alert enough to call up the villagers from his mobile phone and inform them about the incident. The locals rushed to the spot and saved him by shouting and screaming to scare the big cat away. They said that they were frequently spotting a tiger on the outskirts of the village.
Foresters said the tiger was a wild animal but will not harm humans. They said the big cat was a native tiger and it feeds on herbivores and cattle. They assured that compensation would be given to farmers at the earliest. They requested rural folks and shepherds not to go deep inside of the wild.
It may be recalled that a tiger killed a cow on the edges of Yetiguda village in Bejjur mandal a few days back.
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