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LG approves grant to crocodile attack victim's family

Port Blair ,

The Lt Governor, A&N Islands has approved for payment of grant for Rs. 3 lakhs to the family of the crocodile attack victim, Late Shri. Mukundo Roy, 
R/o Badmash Pahad, South Andaman District. 
The incident occurred on 31st July when the victim entered into water for fishing near a mangrove creek inside the Lohabarrack Crocodile Sanctuary and was attacked and drowned by a crocodile. Under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 the committee under the chairmanship of PCCF-cum-Chief Wildlife Warden, after careful consideration of the case, had recommended for payment of Rs. 3 Lakhs as grant as per Gazette Notification No. 52, dated 18th March, 2013.
In press releas received here today, the DCF(Wildlife) has appealed to the public to exercise extra caution while entering the mangrove creeks and to avoid venturing into Protected Areas meant for wild animals.