Uttarakhand

Night curfew enforced in 24 villages of Pauri district, schools-anganwadi centers closed, fear of man-eating tiger

Movement closed from 7 am to 6 am, animal husbandry department will provide fodder to the cattle herders

Kotdwar. In view of the incidents of man-eating tiger attacks in Rikhanikhal and Dhumakot areas of Pauri district, the DM has imposed night curfew in 24 villages till further orders. The DM has ordered Tehsildar Rikhanikhal to make a list of affected villages and remain in the villages till further orders.
According to the DM’s order, movement in the villages with night curfew will be closed from 7 pm to 6 am. Instructions have been given to the Animal Husbandry Department to provide fodder to the cattle rearers. The local people have been instructed not to go out of their homes unnecessarily at night. The DM has also instructed to continue Section 144 till the situation becomes normal in the area.

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Schools and Anganwadi centers are also closed in the affected areas.
Schools and anganwadi centers in the area were closed following the tiger attacks. Schools and Anganwadi centers will remain closed till Tuesday. On the other hand, DM DrAshish Chauhan took a meeting at Dugadda and asked the DFO to increase the number of cages in the area, prepare camera trap and GPS map of 10 km radius. Regional employees of government departments have also been instructed to remain active by forming teams. Following the instructions of the DM, two tranquilizer teams, 15 PRD jawans along with the police, forest guards, officials of the revenue department have been deployed around Dalla village for security and other assistance to the villagers.

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45 people have lost their lives in Pauri in ten years
According to the Forest Department, in the last ten years Guldar has killed about 45 people in Pauri district

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