Archana Chaudhary was leaving her home with her 15-month-old baby on Sunday night when a tiger pounced on them from the Pandavgarh game reserve, local official Sanjiv Srivastava told AFP.
The cat attacked them Bite off the baby’s head When mom intervened, he added.
The tiger continued to attack them until some alert villagers who heard the screams of the woman came to their aid. The animal ran into the forest.
The mother had a punctured lung and abdominal injuries. The boy’s head was severed by the fangs.
“He has been admitted to the hospital. He is recovering from the accident. The child is also fine,” Srivastava said.
According to the Times of India, an operation was launched to get the tiger back into its territory and villagers were asked not to go out at night.
About 225 people died Tiger attacks Between 2014 and 2019 in India, according to government statistics.
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