Mysuru, January 9:- Fearing backlash from the protesting villagers, an assistant conservator of forests (ACF) had to leave the place as villagers were protesting against the Forest Department for taking no action and not providing compensation as a tiger had killed-five cattle.
The tiger had killed the cow of Ravi of Agasarahundi village bordering Nagarahole forest. The tiger has killed seven cattle so far. But the Forest Department had not provided any compensation. The villagers were staging a protest demanding compensation and urging the forest officials to trap the tiger. Antharasanthe ACF Keshava Gowda visited the spot and assured to take action to curb the tiger menace. They urged him to provide compensation on the spot and blocked the way for ACF’s car by parking a tractor and staged protest.
Unable to control the anger of the villagers, the ACF had to flee from the spot fearing an attack. (KS, NGB)