The forest department has launched a drive to trace tigress that has sneaked into the Basadera jungle or in the adjoining Dainmari jungle in Galudih, bordering Bengal.
Divisional forest officer (DFO), Jamshedpur, Abhishek Kumar said as there was no information of the fresh killing from the stretch of jungle in Galudih.
" We are keeping an eye in jungles. We are not getting news of any fresh killing from the Bengal also, the forest officials of which are in regular touch with us," said Kumar.
The forest department officials were also planning to install camers at Basadera. " Panic gripped after the tigress had killed an ox near Dharagiri falls in Basadera jungle on Monday evening. We had planned to install camera trap at strategic points around the carcass. We had assumed that the tigress will return to the carcass for eating it. As a team of forest official moved into the spot where the kill was lying, it found the kill missing," said Kumar.
He pointed out either the tigress might have dragged her kill to some new spot, dense into the jungle or a section of villagers removed the carcass for obtaining its skin).
A tigress had sneaked into the jungle of Dainmari in Galudih in Ghatshila sub-division, about 60 kms away from here from Bengal about a week ago when an ox had gone missing and a cow was left with a wound inflicted by its nails. Forest department officials also found pug marks near a water body at the dense Dainmari jungle. The presence of the tigress became evident when it killed another ox near Dharagiri fall about five kms away from Dainmari on Monday evening.
The department has also issued an advisory aiming at the villagers living in and around Dainmari jungle in Galudih in Ghatshila sub-division about 50 kms away from here over presence of a tigress in the region.
The advisory is also aimed at picnickers as the tigress is suspected to be still at the Dainmari jungle, located about five kms away from scenic Burudih dam, a popular picnic spot that attracts large number of picnickers from Bengal as well as the steel city beside other places.