After beating a leopard to death in Kishoreganj of Nilphamari, the local people hung the dead tiger from a tree. Earlier, 4 people including a child were injured in the tiger attack. This incident took place in Magura area of Kishoreganj upazila at around 11:30 am on Wednesday.
Local residents and eyewitnesses said that at 11 a.m. today, children screamed when they saw the leopard sitting on a tree adjacent to the Rangpur-Dinajpur Teesta irrigation canal bridge. On their screams, the locals gathered to see the tiger and then the forest department was informed through the administration. Before anyone from the forest department could arrive, the tiger jumped down from the tree and attacked the four people, including the child. Later the locals beat the tiger to death. Then they hang the dead tiger from the tree.
Local treatment was given to the injured persons in the tiger attack. One has been sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for advanced treatment.
The injured are Bullet Mia (28) son of Budu Mia of Akalipara village of Magura Union, Ferdous Alam (35) son of deceased Maqbul Hossain of the same area, Naib Ali (40) son of Chakmal Hossain and Jannatul (8) daughter of Chan Mia of Magura North Para village.
Chairman of Magura Union Parishad Angtaruzzaman Mithu said that it was not confirmed from where and how the tiger came to the locality. The tiger was beaten to death by the locals for attacking people. Forest department officials came and took away the dead tiger
Kishoreganj upazila forest worker Shahajahan Ali said, ‘The leopard probably came to the locality from India. As the locals attacked, the tiger also attacked the locals. The process of post mortem of the dead tiger is going on.