Tiger attacks on the rise in India’s coal-rich region

Raghunath Surtikar is at pains to describe what flashed through his mind when he saw a Bengal tiger casually walking toward him, as he was grazing his cattle, steps from his village in the Chandrapur region of India. “I couldn’t comprehend. It came directly toward me,” he told CBC News, while at a local hospital for treatment. “I was petrified. “My first thought was: ‘Either eat me or leave me.'” The encounter left Surtikar, 48, with a deep gash on his head and another on his right hand, which h

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