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7 years after father, son killed in tiger attack in Sundarbans

  • Published at 08:19 pm May 15th, 2021
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Rezaul was a honey collector by profession and a father of four

A man was killed in a tiger attack in the Sundarbans on Friday, seven years after his father died in the exact same way.

The deceased was identified as Rezaul Islam, 29, a honey collector by profession and a father of four.

According to a Forest Department source, Rezaul was attacked and dragged away by a tiger while he was searching for honeycombs in the Notabeki area of South Talpatti in the forest's Satkhira Range on Friday afternoon.

When his fellow honey harvesters beat the drum, shouted, and made loud noises, the tiger left Rezaul’s deceased body and ran off into the forest.

They later recovered the body and returned home.

Rezaul’s father, Islam Sardar, was killed by a tiger as well in 2014, according to members of the bereaved family.

Burigoalini Forest Station official Sultan Ahmed said he had heard about Rezaul's death in the tiger attack. "He [Rezaul] had entered the forest with a pass to collect honey a few days ago.”