Tiger population on the rise in India.
Representational ImageReuters

A tiger killed a 23-yar-old man in a tribal village in Kurichiad forest area, which is 20 km away from Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad, Kerala, on Friday, 3 July.

Kurichiad forest range officers handed over the body of the deceased, Baburaj, to his relatives after conducting the post-mortem.

On Thursday, Baburaj's kin informed the forest officials that he was missing, and the authorities found his sandals and clothes from inside the forest later. The officials also recovered his bones and skull from around 2 km from the colony.

Wayanad wildlife sanctuary warden S Mohananpilla has reportedly offered a temporary job to Baburaj's wife, apart from the compensation of ₹3 lakh.

The forest officials have also arranged surveillance cameras and a cage to trap the man-eater.

Similar incidents were also reported from Wayanad and Tamil Nadu border. In February, Noolpuzha Mukkuthikunnu resident Sundarath Bhaskar and Tamil Nadu's Mahalakshmi were killed by a man-eater, who was shot dead at Susampadi Forest in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.

Meanwhile, recent reports from Wayanad also state that a man, Tomy, was killed by a wild elephant in the Nilgiri district on Friday morning. [Details Awaited]

Also read