After two days of death of a villager during a tiger search operation in Malali village, under the limits of Nagarhole wildlife region, the forest officials are still continuing to trace the elusive cubs and mother tigress.
On Friday, the forest department resumed the search operation and Dasara jumbos Abhimanyu and Krishna were used for the combing operation in the Magge and Malali villages of H D Kote Taluk where the tiger was sighted. Over 100 forest department employees including veteran staff and sharp shooters began the combing operation but the team didn’t find either the two cubs or the tigress till Friday evening.
As precautionary measures, police persons were also deployed in large numbers in the region and APCCF Rangarajan, Conservator of Forests Manikantan, RFO Vinay of D B Kuppe Wildlife range, SP Ravi D Channanavar and others were monitoring the operation. According to sources, the tiger and the two cubs may have moved back into the woods but the forest department is not ready to take any chance and is searching the entire area.
On Friday, MLA of H D Kote S Chikkamadu visited the house of the deceased and presented a cheque for Rs 5 lakh given by the Forest Department.