Kolkata, June 27:
A fisherman, who had gone into a prohibited zone in the Sunderbans forests, was snatched from his boat and killed by a Royal Bengal tiger, sources said Friday.
The incident occurred Thursday morning when a 62-year-old fisherman made his way up a creek near the Datta river in the Kolakhali area of forests with his two children.
A tiger leapt from the bank of the creek and snatched the victim as they made their way back. The beast disappeared into the jungle even though the children beat the tiger with sticks in an effort to free their father.