Another problem tiger in Maharashtra faces capture.
The “problem” tiger of Rajura in Chandrapur district seems to have claimed its eighth victim on Monday, raising urgency over the need to catch it. Forest officials said the tiger, named RT1, killed a senior citizen from Khambada village in Rajura tehsil. This tiger has attacked 11 people so far, leading to eight deaths and three injuries. This is the highest number of human casualties caused by any tiger in Maharashtra. The previous record was of five deaths caused by T1 (Avni) from Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district. The tigress with two cubs >was controversially shot dead> on November 2, 2018, after three months of intensive pursuit. Now, RT1’s case is proving to be a similar challenge for the forest department, as it has been unable to tranquilise the tiger despite nine-month-long efforts. Four teams have been trying to corner the six-year-old, wandering over a vast area spread over three forest ranges of Virur, Rajura and Kothari. See link below to read more on this report.