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Tiger kills man

Calcutta, Dec. 2: A fisherman was killed by a tiger near Pirkhali island in the core area of the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve last evening, says a staff reporter. Two persons, who tried to rescue him, were also mauled by the maneater.

Forty-year-old Arfan Ali Mollah and his two companions had entered the core area without permission, said A.K. Rahan, director of the Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve.

“There is no question of compensation as they had illegally entered the core area,” he said.

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