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Tiger sparks panic in Morigaon

Nagaon, Nov. 22. A full grown Royal Bengal tiger has created panic in central Assam’s Morigaon district for the past six days.

The tiger, from Orang National Park, crossed the Brahmaputra and entered the district on November 17.

A Nagaon forest department source said villagers of Kandhulimari tracked the movement of the tiger in the area on Wednesday and reported the matter to a local forest department official. It killed a cow in that area and was spotted near Habi Barangabari.

“The tiger has been in Habi Barangabari for the past five days. It killed a pig last night. Our forest department officials are stationed there. All possible attempts are being made to send it back to its original habitat,” said Nagaon divisional forest officer Aftabuddin Ahmed.

Royal Bengal tigers crossing the Brahmaputra and entering villages have become common in the past two years.

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