Tigress Sundari likely to be shifted to enclosure by tonight

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Angul: A four-member team of experts from Bhubaneswar who reached Kumuri village of Angul district last night had launched an operation on Tuesday to capture Royal Bengal tigress Sundari and bring it back into the enclosure.

The team comprises experts from Bhubaneswar-based Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT), gun assistants from Nandankanan Zoological Park and Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII).

Angul Collector Anil Kumar Samal on Monday sought the intervention of Odisha government for immediate relocation of the tigress in view of the law and order situation arising following the big cat’s alleged prey upon an elderly person and a bull in the last three days.

Reportedly, the half-eaten carcass of a bullock suspected to have been killed by tigress Sundari was found on the outskirts of Baghamunda village today morning.

Earlier on Sunday morning, the big cat had allegedly killed an elderly man on the outskirts of Tainsi village. A journalist was also attacked by Sundari near Hatibari village while he was travelling on a motorcycle.

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