In the Sundarbans mangrove forest in the Gangetic delta (10,284 km2: 58.5% in Bangladesh, 41.5% in India) human-tiger conflicts are more frequent than in any other tiger area of the world. Only a limited number of tiger victim cases reach the public. The term victim is used here for people injured or killed by a tiger attack within the forest area.

A small number of investigations regarding the maneater problem in the Bangladesh Sundarbans have been carried out. So far, the total number of tiger victims in the Sundarbans has remained hidden, since too many casualties of illegal intruders have gone unreported.

It is still a common belief that tigers in the wild will eat only creatures that they kill themselves. The first part of this paper gives a review of case histories of scavenging tigers to disprove that false opinion. This knowledge make the management of tigers in the wild easier with the possibility of a carcass-baiting tool and enables to hinder poachers from using the same. The second part of this paper draws attention to related aspects of the man-eating problem. This might be useful for better understanding and further discussions of the matter.