A 52-year-old fisherman was attacked and killed by a tiger in the Sunderbans on Monday. He was catching crabs in a canal close to the reserve forest area when the incident happened.
The tiger dragged away the fisherman from his boat, said a forest department official. After being chased by other fishermen, the tiger left the man in a bleeding state. But by the time the fisherman could be rescued, he had died, the official added.
The man hailed from Basanti block in South 24 Parganas district and had gone to the spot with a permit for fishing.
Earlier as well, a man was killed in a tiger attack while fishing in a creek surrounded by mangrove trees.
(With PTI inputs)