Imphal: Three cows were reportedly mauled to death by a tiger in a remote village in Manipur’s Tamenglong district on Tuesday, creating panic among the people, said a resident.

According to Dichambou Pamei, a local resident, a herd of cows was attacked by the tiger at a forest near Kuilong Part 2 village in the hill district of Manipur, killing three cows on the spot.

This is the first such incident reported this year. However, last year, similar incidents were reported where the wild animal had killed four cattle in the forest, he added.

Pugmarks of the big cat were often spotted in the jungle by the locals, said Pamei.

Pugmarks of the big cat were often spotted in the jungle by the locals

The three cows killed by the tiger belonged to local residents Namsibou Pamai, Suipingbou Abonmai and Jailakliu, added Pamei.

With around 37 households, Kuilong Part 2 village in Tamei sub-division of Tamenglong district is located in the Kuilong area bordering Nagaland’s Peren district.

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