Saswat Singhdeo

Angul: Days after tigress Sundari was chased away into the core area of the Satkosia Tiger Reserve, a villager has alleged that the big cat has killed his bullock.

The allegation has been levelled by one Raghu Soy following which panic has once again gripped the local residents of Satkosia.

Earlier on October 4, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Sudarsan Panda had informed that  the big cat moved into the core area of the forest by itself.

Panda had also said that the tigress was moving nearby the male tiger, which was relocated to Satkosia from Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh few months earlier.

Earlier, four teams of the officials of Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Satkosia Forest Department, Kanha Tiger Reserve and Nandankanan Zoological Park were deployed to monitor the movement of Sundari and relocate her to deep forest after its presence triggered panic in several villages near the vicinity of the tiger reserve.

It is being alleged that Sundari had killed a woman at Hatibari village under Tikarpada Forest Range on September 13.

Few days later, tension also erupted in Lehedi village under Athmallik forest division of Angul district after the tigress allegedly killed a cow.