Suspected Bengal Tiger footprints discovered in Manipur

Imphal: Footprints suspected to be that of Bengal Tiger was discovered at Kuilong village of Tamei sub-division, Tamenglong district.

As many as eight cows were reportedly killed by a tiger in the village.

The villagers are currently staying home due to the fear of the suspected tiger. The forest department had been instructed to conduct a preliminary study at the site at earliest, chief minister N. Biren Singh writes on his Facebook wall.

“I have also assured the villagers of all assistance and protection!!” Biren said.

Biren took to Twitter, wrote, “Could it be the long Awaited Good News for Manipur !! Footprints suspected to be that of BENGAL TIGER discovered at KUILONG VILLAGE Tamei..footprints as large as 7 inches.. Though it had slayed a total of 8 COWS thus far and villagers staying home for fear of the Suspected Tiger.”

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