• Monday, Sep 28, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:12 pm

Another honey hunter killed by tiger in Sundarbans

  • Published at 09:39 pm April 17th, 2017
  • Last updated at 01:39 am April 18th, 2017
Another honey hunter killed by tiger in Sundarbans
The body of a honey collector was recovered from the Sundarbans near the Satkhira range on Monday, after he was killed by a tiger while sleeping inside his boat. The deceased, Ruhul Amin Sheikh, 45, was from Satkhira’s Shyamnagar upazila. Satkhira’s Burigoalini Station Officer Belal Hossain, confirming the authenticity of the incident, said: “A tiger attacked Ruhul Amin while he was sleeping inside a boat early Sunday and dragged him into the forest.” Amin's brother Hossain Sheikh was also injured when he came to his aid. “On Monday morning, forest officials recovered Amin's body and rescued his brother with the assistance of local fishermen and honey collectors,” Belal added. Shyamnagar police Officer-in-Charge Syed Mannan Ali said he had learned about the incident. According to local NGO "Leaders," over 1,100 people, mostly Mowals, Bawals and fishermen dependent on the Sundarbans, have been killed by tigers in the last 10 years. But the deaths of people have decreased with the declining number of tigers. Mowals are allowed to enter the mangrove forest at certain times of the year. On the other hand, Bawals gather Golpata (leaves of Nipa palm) and other resources on a regular basis under government management since the leaves become useless if not collected. As per superstitions, Leaders states, the widows are blamed by the society for the deaths of men by tigers or crocodiles, and are banished from their land and often subjected to harassment. They are termed tiger-widows. Organisations like “Leaders” and Anirban are working for the rehabilitation of the tiger-widows who have to undergo immense sufferings and economic hardship. “Leaders” official Mohan Kumar Mondol explains: “Tigers can easily sense the presence of human flesh in the vicinity from the smoke and the smell of burning the beehives.” On the other hand, Bawals lose lives when they enter the forest to collect leaves. “Tiger dens are usually located in or around the Golpata trees,” Mohan told the Dhaka Tribune.
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail