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.