Tigers are getting too close for comfort: three human deaths in five days have once more brought the man-animal conflict into focus.
Statistics with TOI show the state has seen 30 human deaths since April this year. While 23 were killed in elephant attacks, the rest succumbed to attacks by tigers, leopards, wild boars and bears. In the same period, around 300 head of cattle were killed by wild animals.
A senior forest official said 2013-14 is set to see even higher number of casualties due to this conflict. "We've crossed just half the year, and the numbers are scary," he said.