Pithoragarh: Panic of man-eating guldar in more than 180 villages, people imprisoned in houses after 12 hunting

Naveen Pant, SDO of the forest department, also believes that the number of Guldars has increased significantly.  (Token photo)

Naveen Pant, SDO of the forest department, also believes that the number of Guldars has increased significantly. (Token photo)

Panic spread in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand after 12 people died due to man-eating guldar during last one year. Forest department has failed to stop the dangerous attacks of Guldar.

Pithoragarh. Guldar was usually attacked during the rainy season in the mountains. But this year, Guldar attacks are being carried out on humans throughout the year. In Pithoragarh, a frontier district, this time Guldar has become so heavy on human life that it is not in the hands of the forest department to stop him. Alam is that hunters are killing a man-eating guldar and then another guldar is being attacked instead.

Things have become such that people have been forced to be imprisoned in homes due to the fear of Guldar. In more than 180 villages of Pithoragarh, fear of guldar is being seen. Not only this, many man-eating guldars are roaming in the areas adjacent to the headquarters. Since the last year’s rains, Guldars have killed 12 people in the district so far. While more than 2 dozen people have been seriously injured. In the past, in the village of Gujatar, Guldar attacked a woman so dangerous that the woman’s head and the pot were separated. The forest department has killed 6 guldars in the last 6 months with the help of poachers. Despite this, the attack is not taking a name.

Can’t get rid of terror
It is believed that in the last few years due to the strictness of the police and the forest department, the number of Guldars has increased significantly. But in the forests, Guldars are not getting food, due to which they are making humans morsel. According to an estimate, more than 30 guldars are active within 10 km radius of the headquarters. Anger against the forest department is also increasing due to the fear of the Guldars. Jagdish Kumar, a resident of Dewalthal, says that the Guldars in his area are constantly making people take their morsels, but the Forest Department is not able to rid the villagers of the terror of Guldar.Gulladars who have been declared as man-eaters are also being killed
Naveen Pant, SDO of the forest department, also believes that the number of Guldars has increased significantly. Due to which danger has arisen for humans. While DFO Vinay Bhargava says that wherever Guldar is attacking humans, his staff is being deployed there. Not only this, Guldars, who have been declared as man-eaters with the help of poachers, are also being killed.



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