A 28-year-man from Seoni in Madhya Pradesh has been killed in an attack by a wild animal, suspected to be a tiger, in the Khawasa buffer zone of the Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR), an official said today.
The incident occurred on Tuesday when the victim, Manoj Dhurve, had gone to his farmland, which is located near the buffer zone, PTR Deputy Director MB Sirsaiya told news agency PTI.
The dead man was a resident of Mudiyareeth village in the district. Sirsaiya said villagers and the family members of Dhurve first spotted his slippers in the forest and later his half-eaten body.
The pug marks of a tiger were found at the spot, he said.
Kurai police station in-charge Ganpat Singh Uike said postmortem of the body was conducted.