Dhenkanal: At a time when tranquilliser teams are finding it tough to tranquilise tigress ‘Sundari’, the big cat has reportedly changed its location as the animal moved from Satkosia to Nandhinia Reserve Forest under Hindol Forest Sub-division of Dhenkanal district, official sources said.
The Forest Department of the state government, through a notice, has alerted the locals regarding the presence of the tigress in the forest. The villagers have been advised not to venture into the forest.
The tigress was relocated from Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve to Satkosia wildlife sanctuary in Angul district on June 28 in a pilot inter-state transfer project to increase the big cat population in Odisha.
However, locals are demanding shifting of the tigress from the forest after it allegedly killed an elderly man, Trinath Sahu, on October 21 at Tainsi village. On September 12, the tigress had allegedly killed a 35-year-old woman in the area.