A 60-year-old woman was killed by a tiger in the Mala range of the Pilibhit tiger reserve here today, the police said.
The woman – Nanki Devi of Maithi Saidullaganj village – had gone to her fields where the incident happened.
The locals heard a loud cry but before they could rush to her rescue, the tiger dragged her into the forest, the police said.
Later a half-bitten body of the woman was recovered, they added.
Following the incident, the family of the deceased and other locals lodged a strong protest against forest department staff alleging that their repeated complaints about maneaters being active in the region had been ignored.
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