Tiger shot dead in Assam after it kills woman, injures policeman

Morigaon (Assam) : A Royal Bengal tiger was shot dead by police after it killed a woman and injured a policeman at Nagabandha in Morigaon district of Assam today.

The adult tiger had come out from Orang National Park in Udalguri district and swam across the Brahmaputra to take shelter at Kandhulimari between Morigaon and Nagaon districts, police said.

The tiger had let loose a reign of terror for over a week at Lahorighat, Habiborongabari and Nagabandha areas. The big cat last Monday attacked two persons injuring them and had killed a bull.

Early this morning, the tiger killed a 38-year woman at Nagabandha. When police subinspector Tilak Chandra Bora from Borsola along with his team went to the area to nab the tiger, the animal pounced on him in a paddy field critically injuring him, the police said.

Unable to escape from its clutches, the police shot dead the wild cat, the police said.

Forest officials, veterinary experts and prominent animal rights NGO Aranyaak arrived at the site and were conducting investigations.