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Tigress tranquilised at Odisha reserve after two-week chase

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

After multiple failed attempts over the past two weeks, forest officials in Odisha's Reserve on Tuesday succeeded in tranquilizing "Sundari", weeks after local people claimed that it killed two persons in the vicinity.

The was brought to the state from Madhya Pradesh as part of the Odisha government's reintroduction programme in the reserve.

Sundari was tranquilised on Tuesday morning, her health is stated to be in good condition, said of Forest (PCCF) (wildlife)

Sources said experts, including officials from and Satkosia wildlife sanctuary, shot the dart, while she was eating.

An elephant from Chandaka forest was also deployed in the team to aid the operation, they said.

Two villagers, including a woman, were allegedly mauled by the last month. Local people had staged a massive protest, demanding that "Sundari" be sent back to relocated to another destination.

An at Satkosia reserve said the tigress will be kept in a special enclosure for now.

"Sundari will be kept at a special enclosure at Rayagada area in Satkosia, The authorities of the National Conservation Authority will decide on the next course of action," he said.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 16:00 IST