Curfew in several Uttarakhand village after tiger kills two

Uttarakhand: While India was recently bolstered better number of tigers in fresh released census by the Prime Minster Narendra Modi, hundreds of villagers in northern India were under strict order not to leave their homes after dark on Monday after two people were killed in Tiger attacks.

Experts have termed habitat loss and urban expansion are leading to more tiger attacks. The curfew was imposed on Sunday in two districts of the hilly state of Uttarakhand from going out between 7 AM and 6 AM.

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Schools have also been closed for two days, starting Monday. Officials have informed that the first death was reported on Thursday and the second one on Sunday but it was unclear whether the two killings involved the same tiger.

The government data shows at-least 108 people were killed in tiger attacks in India between 2019 and mid-2021.

The South Asian country is home to 75 percent of the global tiger population. According to the latest census released last week, there are a estimated 3,167 of the big cats in India.

In 2010, India and 12 other countries with tiger populations signed an agreement aiming to double their numbers by 2022.

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