Bengal Tiger spotted in Sylhet

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 17:34, Mar 07,2018 | Updated: 17:47, Mar 07,2018


Locals in Sylhet spot a Bengal Tiger crossing road at Malnichhara Tea Estate area.-- UNB photo

A photo showing presence of a Bengal Tiger in Malnichhara Tea Estate area in Sylhet went viral on the social networking site Facebook drawing huge public attention.

One Mohammad Mansun saw the tiger sitting on a road side while passing Malnichhara Tea Estate area on the Airport Road here on Tuesday night and uploaded the image of the tiger on Facebook.

In the post it is also written that the tiger crossed the road and went inside the tea garden.

Manirul Islam, divisional forest officer of Sylhet said ‘We have got the information and already a team of forest department is working to catch the tiger.’

The forest official launched 'camera tracking' to detect the position of the tiger, he said.

Recently, the forest official detected the pugmarks of tiger in the Malnichhara Tea Estate area. Besides, the local people were a little bit worried following the tiger's footprints and a corpse of a cow in the area.

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