Chandrapur, Oct 6 (PTI) A 70-year-old man was allegedly killed by a tiger in the forest of Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, an official said on Tuesday.
Forest officials recovered the partially eaten body of Maroti Pendore, a resident of Khamabada village, from the Rajura forest area of Central Chanda division, the official said.
The victim had ventured into the forest to collect some wood to build a fence for his farm, when the big cat allegedly attacked him, he said.
While the deceased's body has been sent for post- mortem, the officials have collected swab samples and pug marks from the spot, he added.
A case has been registered and further investigations are underway, said N R Pravin, chief conservator of forest, Chandrapur circle. PTI COR ARU ARU