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Monday, June 6, 2016
(The Soldiers saving the Nation from its enemies) Dog saves master from tiger attack, dies
In a tragic example of loyalty and unconditional love of man's best friend, a dog who lived with a farmer in a village near Dudhwa National Park here fought with a tiger to save his master, giving up his life in the process.
The incident occurred on Friday night at Barbatpur village near Khutar town, 52 km from here. The farmer, Gurdev Singh, was sleeping outside his house with four-year-old Jacky when a tiger approached them from the forest of South Kheri nearby. Sensing danger, Jacky tried to wake up his master but before Singh realised what was happening, the tiger attacked.Jacky took on the big cat, giving his master just enough time to grab a stick and call for help.But by then, the tiger had escaped and dragged a severely injured Jacky away with it.
Singh's family later found Jacky's body some distance away . “Jacky's mother was a street dog and my children, Supreet and Gulshanpreet, took him in four years ago as a pup. It was a part of our family and used to follow them to school. Gul shanpreet is inconsolable and didn't eat for a day. Jacky returned the favour of a few chapatis a day by giving up his life. I wish humans could learn from him how to love others,“ Singh said.
“Barbatpur is very close to South Kheri forest, which is a part of Dudhwa National Park.A large part of the forest land has been encroached upon by humans. The entry of a tiger in a village is not surprising. Tiger population in this part is very high and they sometimes come out for food,“ forest ranger S N Yadav said.