Munnar: A pet dog was found dead in an attack by tiger at Thenmala estate the other day. An employee of the estate had a narrow escape from the tiger. Krishna Swami (58) of the factory division escaped miraculously from the tiger’s attack.
The incident took place on Monday morning. The pet dog of Senior Manager of Thenmala Estate Factory Rinoj John was killed by the tiger. Though the householders heard the dog barking in the wee hours of Monday, they ignored it.
Krishna Swami who arrived at the estate for work in the morning found the dog kennel 200 m away and the dog’s carcass in the tea estate nearby. The tiger destroyed the kennel and then killed the dog. As Krishna Swami was standing near the dog's carcass, the tiger leaped at him suddenly.
However, Krishna Swami managed to run to the bungalow of the manager and escaped from the attack. Rinoj who was standing in front of the bungalow also saw the tiger. The forest officers later spotted the paw prints of the tiger and set up a trap to catch it.