Kolkata, Feb 22 : A tiger strayed out of West Bengal’s Sundarbans and injured a housewife in a village Monday, forest department officials said.

The incident took place at Sonagna locality near Gosaba of South 24 Parganas district when an adult tiger strayed out of the Sudhannyakhali forest and entered the house of Kartik Das and Swapan Das.

“The tiger also injured a housewife Tarubala Mondal in the village. Later the local people informed the nearest forest office. Our men went to the spot and successfully shot the tiger with a tranquiliser,” a senior state forest official told IANS.

He said the tiger was now under medical observation.

“The tiger is now under medical observation and we have kept it inside a forest belt. A team, led by a veterinary expert, is constantly monitoring the animal,” he said.

According to sources, the tiger will be released again in the forest once the doctor gives the green signal.

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