Reports of tiger attack in Daringbadi fake: Baliguda DFO

Kandhamal: Days after some pictures and video purportedly of tigers attacking picnickers in Daringbadi went viral on social media, Baliguda DFO, Biswanath Nilambar today clarified that no such incident occurred in the district.

Terming the circulation of photographs and video as ‘fake news,’ Nilambar categorically stated that Daringbadi as well as Kandhamal is absolutely a ‘safe’ destination for tourists.

It is pertinent to mention here that pictures of a tiger attacking picnickers had triggered panic on social media as it was claimed that the incident occurred somewhere in Daringbadi. Following such reports, a detailed investigation was carried out by district police as well as the Forest department, sources said.

“The pictures are not from Daringbadi. Such fake news was spread to instil a sense of fear in the minds of picnickers.

Daringbadi as well other locations in Kandhamal are absolutely safe for tourists,” said Nilambar.

Nilambar further informed that preliminary discussions with senior police officials have been conducted and action will be taken against the culprits who circulated such fake news on social media.