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Sundari fear: Locals stage road blockade in Satkosia

13/09/2018 at 1:34 PM

Angul: A day after the Royal Bengal Tigress which was relocated from Madhya Pradesh to Satkosia in a pilot inter-State transfer in the country allegedly killed a local woman here, locals today staged road blockade by placing the body on the road near Hatibari demanding Rs 50 lakh compensation for the kin of the deceased and relocation of the tigress ‘Sundari’.

The protestors also staged road blockade in three other places in Satkosia to register their protest.

Notably, Kailashi Sai of Hatibari village in Tikarpara range under Anugul district went missing when she was taking a bath in a pond on Wednesday morning. A search by locals found her body, which they claim bore injury marks that could only be made by a big animal like tiger.

On Wednesday, a few angry locals burnt Hatibari beat house of the forest department and thrashed forest officials.

The 27-month-old Royal Bengal tigress Sundari was relocated to Satkosia from Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh as part of the State Government’s initiative to revive the big cat population in the State on August 17.

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