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'Humans entered panther territory'

DNJAI75479 | 3/21/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :434 | City-Jaipur

Khimsar: Animals had not strayed but villagers entered Sariska Reserve

Jaipur: Seven people who were killed in panther attacks in Alwar district had entered the Sariska forest area, a tourist place recognised globally, to get firewood and fodder and the panthers had nowhere strayed out from its reserved area, said state forest minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar. He stated this on Monday while replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Shakuntala Rawat during Zero Hour in the Assembly.
"The panthers live in the periphery of the forest and those seven people killed in panther attacks had gone into the Sariska forest, be it for the purpose of fodder or fire wood. These deaths occurred in the Sanctuary area and not outside," said Khimsar in the Assembly, while adding that government is wo
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