A man played dead in the middle of a field as a tiger sat over him.
In videos captured by witnesses, the tiger is first seen being chased around a field while a huge crowd of villagers stands at a distance. The incident took place in Maharashtra’s Bhandara district on Saturday.
Chased by a group of villagers, the tiger leaps across the road and manages to pin down one of them as others watch in horror.
The man lies motionless and the tiger sits down too.
After several heart-stopping moments, with villagers throwing stones and shouting at the animal, the tiger finally lets go of the man and runs away.
You want to see how does a narrow escape looks like in case of encounter with a #tiger. #Tiger was cornered by the crowd. But fortunately end was fine for both man and tiger. Sent by a senior. pic.twitter.com/1rLZyZJs3i
— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) January 25, 2020
At least three people were injured in the incident.
The incident once again focused on man-animal conflict.