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Farmer mauled by tiger in Wayanad district in Kerala

The administration has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the victim's family.

Written by Shaju Philip | Published: February 11, 2015 10:35:46 am

A farmer living in a village near Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in north Kerala came under a tiger attack. The victim has been identified as S Bhaskaran, 62, a native of Noolpuzha, according to forest officials sources.

Officials, quoting local people, said Bhaskaran had gone missing on Monday evening after he left for a nearby village through a forest path. Local authorities and family members led a search for the missing man on Tuesday. However, they soon stumbled upon parts of his remains, scattered over a region. Most of the remains were reportedly eaten by the animal. After identifying the pug marks found in the forest where the remains of his body were found, officials ascertained that it was indeed an incident of tiger attack.

The district administration has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the family of the victim and a lower grade job for his son.

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