A forest guard in Ranthambore National Park was attacked by a tiger on Tuesday while checking the carcass of a buffalo that had been killed by the tiger two days prior. Roop Chand Meena, the guard, was injured but is now out of danger.
The chief wildlife warden, H M Bhatia, explained that the tiger attacked out of fear. Meena received 20 stitches on his leg and camera traps have been set up to identify the tiger involved in the attack.
There have been several recent attacks on humans by big cats in Ranthambore National Park, including one on February 6th and another on assistant conservator of forests, Daulat Singh Shaktawat, who has since recovered.