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Tiger Kills Buddhist Monk while Meditating in India

Tiger Kills Buddhist Monk while Meditating in India

Saturday, 15 December, 2018 - 06:45
A tiger is seen at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand Chaiwat Subprasom/ Reuters
New Delhi - Asharq Al-Awsat
A tiger killed a Buddhist monk who was meditating in a protected forest in western India, officials said.

The Reserve's Deputy Conservator Gajendra Narwane said the Monk Rahul Walke, 35, had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.

"The killed monk had been meditating in the same place for the last month," Narwane added.

Walke's body was found Tuesday by two monks who used to visit him with food and water.

According to the German News Agency, this deadly attack is the second in the past few days. The local authorities are working to catch the fierce animal.

A tiger attacked a villager who was visiting a historic Hindu temple in the same forest, and killed him last week.

Forest authorities surrounded the area and allowed the villagers to visit the temple during specific hours.

Forest Director NR Pravin said the authorities had warned locals from going to the forest and asked the Buddhist monks to evacuate the area.

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