Chandrapur, March 5: A man was killed by a tiger, while two others were injured in an attack by a sloth bear in the forests of Maharashtra's Chandrapur district, a forest official said on Friday. The tiger attack took place in the jungle under Chek Ashta of Pombhurna forest range in Central Chanda division late on Wednesday, said N R Praveen, chief conservator of forest, Chandrapur circle.

The victim Purusottam Madavi, resident of Pombhurna tehsil, had ventured into the jungle to collect some grass when he was attacked and killed by a big cat, the official said. The victim's body was recovered by his family members on Thursday morning, he said. Tiger Attack in Maharashtra: Big Cat Injures Three People in Bhandara, Video Goes Viral.

Meanwhile, two persons were injured in an attack by a sloth bear in Jamanjetti area on Friday, the official said. The victims identified as Sunil Lengure (30) and Mahadev Gudettiwar (35) are currently undergoing treatment at a hospital, he added.